Fatwa: # 40935
Category: Eid
Country: Fiji
Date: 17th August 2018


Which animals can Qurbani be done on?


In my country the price of goat, sheep, and cow is very expensive and it is very hard for us to buy a share in qurbani. I would like to know if we can do a qurbani of horse and is horse a halal animal?


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

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

According to Hanafi school of thought [mazhab], the qurbani of the following animals is valid:

  • Sheep/Goat/Ram/Lamb
  • Cattle/Cow/Buffalo/Ox/Bull
  • Camel

If it is difficult for you to buy a goat or share in a cow in your country, you may fulfil your obligation through a reliable friend/relative/organisation in other country where you can afford making qurbani.

It is not permissible to slaughter a horse for qurbani. [1] [2] [3]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Anas Sharieff Qasmi.

Student Darul Iftaa

Hyderabad, India.

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1]الفتاوى الهندية - ط. دار الفكر (5/ 297)

 أما جنسه فهو أن يكون من الأجناس الثلاثة الغنم أو الإبل أو البقر ويدخل في كل جنس نوعه والذكر والأنثى منه والخصي والفحل لانطلاق اسم الجنس على ذلك


[2]بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (5/ 69)

أما جنسه فهو أن يكون من الأجناس الثلاثة الغنم أو الإبل أو البقر، ويدخل في كل جنس نوعه والذكر والأنثى منه والخصي والفحل لانطلاق اسم الجنس على ذلك، والمعز نوع من الغنم، والجاموس نوع من البقر بدليل أنه يضم ذلك إلى الغنم والبقر في باب الزكاة


[3]النتف في الفتاوى (1/ 238)

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