Category: Eid
Fatwa#: 19101
Asked Country: Saudi Arabia

Answered Date: Dec 07,2010

Title: Who has to do Qurbaani and who has to refrain from cutting the hair and nails in the 10 days of Zil-Hijjah?

Question

1.) If Qurbaani is obligatory on both my wife and I, should we give separate Qurbaanis or is one enough? Does the head of the family only have to do Qurbaani for himself or for each member of his family?

2.) Should every person on whose name Qurbaani is given (sacrifice of goat or cow) follow the rule of not cutting the hair and nails?

 

 

Answer

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Each adult member of the household on whom sadaqat-ul-fitr is waajib (meaning the person who has wealth equal to the Nisaab of Zakah) would have to make his/her separate Qurbaani. You don't have to make Qurbaani for your small children who are not baaligh (the age of maturity).1

It is desirable (mustahabb) for every person on whose name the Qurbaani is given that he/she should not cut his/her hair and nails until after the Qurbaani. However, if the hair under the arms and in the pubic region has not been cut for 40 days then one should cut the hair. 2

If the nails are too long, and there is risk of injury then one should cut them.


And Allāh knows best.

Ml. Sohail Bengali
Chicago, IL (USA)

Concurred by:

Muftī Abrar Mirza
Chicago, IL (USA)

Under the Supervision of Muftī Ebrahim Desai (South Africa)

 

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1    على حر مسلم مقيم ) بمصر أو قرية أو بادية عيني ، فلا تجب حاج مسافر ؛ فأما أهل مكة فتلزمهم وإن حجوا 

    وقيل لا تلزم المحرم سراج ( موسر ) يسار الفطرة ( عن نفسه لا عن طفله ) على الظاهر

          رد المحتار الجزء التاسع كتاب الأضحية  ص ٤٥٧ دار الكتب العلمية

2           تقليم الاظفار وحلق الرأس في العشر: أي عشر ذي الحجة قال: لا تؤخر السنة، وقد ورد ذلك ولا يجب التأخير اه.ومما ورد في صحيح مسلم قال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم): إذا دخل العشر وأراد بعضكم أن يضحي فلا يأخذن شعرا ولا يقلمن ظفرا فهذا محمول على الندب دون الوجوب بالاجماع، فظهر قوله: ولا يجب التأخير، إلا أن نفي الوجوب لا ينافي الاستحباب فيكون مستحبا إلا إن استلزم الزيادة على وقت إباحة التأخير ونهايته ما دون الاربعين فلا يباح فوقها

           رد المحتار الجزء الثالث كتاب الصلاة مطلب في إزالة الشعر والظفر ص ٦٦ دار الكتب العلمية

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