Fatwa: # 22750
Category: Slaughter
Country: United States
Date: 18th October 2012


Can one animal suffice for the entire family? We do one Qurbani in U.S.A. and one in Pakistan. If the meat of the Pakistani’s Qurbani is fully distributed are we still required to distribute 1/3 of the Qurbani of the US?


1) Animal sacrifice is one for family or each member of family

2) We are do ane animal in USA & one inPakistan. In USA have to ditribute 1/3 or pakistan animal 100% will do?


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


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


Qurbani  is wajib upon all Muslims (male or female) who are sane,  mature, not a traveler and who possesses the nisab of zakat on the 10th or 11th or 12th of Zul-Hijjah. (Ta’leemul Haq; Pg. 221. 12th Edition.)


One Qurbani will not suffice for the entire family. Qurbani is wajib upon each individual separately.[1]


It is not necessary  to distribute the meat of the Qurbani animal. You may keep all the meat for yourself and your family.[2]




And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Concurred by

Moulana Ismail Desai

Moulana Abdul Azeem Bin Abdur Rahmaan




[1] (تَجِبُ عَلَى حُرٍّ مُسْلِمٍ مُقِيمٍ مُوسِرٍ عَنْ نَفْسِهِ لَا عَنْ طِفْلِهِ، شَاةٌ أَوْ سُبُعُ بَدَنَةٍ يَوْمَ النَّحْرِ إلَى آخِرِ أَيَّامِهِ) (تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي، ج6ص2، المطبعة الكبرى الأميرية)

وَإِنْ كَانَ لِلصَّغِيرِ مَالٌ يُضَحِّي عَنْهُ أَبُوهُ أَوْ وَصِيُّهُ مِنْ مَالِهِ عِنْدَ أَبِي حَنِيفَةَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ (تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي، ج6ص3، المطبعة الكبرى الأميرية)

(تَجِبُ عَلَى حُرٍّ مُسْلِمٍ مُوسِرٍ مُقِيمٍ عَنْ نَفْسِهِ لَا عَنْ طِفْلِهِ شَاةٌ، أَوْ سُبُعُ بَدَنَةٍ فَجْرَ يَوْمِ النَّحْرِ إلَى آخِرِ أَيَّامِهِ) (البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق، ج8ص197، دار الكتاب الإسلامي)

(فتاوي محموديه، ج17ص312، ادارة القرآن) 

[2]:(ويأكل) المضحي (من لحم الأضحية، ويطعم الأغنياء والفقراء، ويدخر) لقوله صلى الله عليه وسلم: (كنت نهيتكم عن أكل لحوم الأضاحي، فكلوا وادخروا) ولا يعطى أجر الجزار منها، للنهي عنه كما في الهداية. 

(ويستحب) له (أن لا ينقص الصدقة من الثلث) لأن الجهات ثلاثة: الأكل، والادخار، لما روينا، والإطعام؛ لقوله تعالى: {وأطعموا القانع والمعتر} فانقسم عليها أثلاثاً، هداية. اللباب في شرح الكتاب (3 / 236)

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