Fatwa: # 23012
Category: Slaughter
Country: New Zealand
Date: 1st November 2012


Is Qurbani necessary for each individual or each family?


I would like to know about Qurbani?  We are five in a family and all of us work and earn good money. Do we have to do five indiviual Qurbani or just one we all stay in the same house.


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

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

Kindly refer to the attached Fatwaa answered by Moulana Abdul Hannan Nizami.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Azīm bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Concurred by,
Moulana Ismail Desai.








Should we sacrifice one sheep per person of the family or 1 sheep for the whole family? Before, I used to sacrifice 1 animal for 1 person but I heard that it is 1 for the whole family. 


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

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

Qurbani is wajib upon every muslim who is a muqeem and possesses wealth which is more or equivalent to the nisab of Zakah on the days of 11th 12th and 13th of Zilhijjah. Qurbani of one animal will not suffice on behalf of the entire family. The present nisab amount is $673.60 or R5825.69[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Hannan Nizami,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




[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)

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