Fatwa: # 22852
Category: Slaughter
Country: Norway
Date: 19th October 2012


When is the correct time to make Qurbani?


Please kindly educate me if one can kill his cow early in the morning before the eid prayer and kill the ram after the imam has slaughtered in praying ground. 


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

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

If one is performing Qurbani (Ritual religious sacrifice) in a city/town, it is only permissible for one to slaughter one’s Qurbani animal (sheep, cow, goat, etc) after the Eid prayer.

However, if one is performing one’s Qurbani in a village/countryside, it is permissible for one to slaughter one’s Qurbani animal immediately after Subh al-Sadiq. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Concurred by,
Moulana Abdul Azeem Bin Abdur Rahmaan

Student Darul Iftaa

  1 و اول وقتها بعد طلوع فجر يوم النحر و آخره قبل غروب اليوم الثالث و شرط تقديم الصلوة عليها ان ذبح في مصر و ان ذبح في غيره لا ( ص 390، ج 2، الايضاح في شرح الاصلاح، العلميىة)

فاما أهل السواد و القري و الرباطات عندنا يجوز لهم التضحية بعد طلوع الفجر  الثاني من اليوم العاشر من ذي الحجة. و اما أهل البوادي لا يضحوا الا بعد صلوة أقرب الأيمة اليهم (فتاوي قاضيخان، ج ص 230، ج 3، قديمي)

قال في الأجناس: أول وقت الأضحية لأهل السواد طلوع الفجر الثاني من يوم النحر، و في حق أهل المصر عند فراغ الامام من صلوة العيد يوم النحر (المحيط البرهاني، ص 461، ص 461، ادارة)


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