Category: Eid
Fatwa#: 4809
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Jan 31,2002

Title: On whom is Qurbaani (animal sacrifice) on Eid-ul-Adha Fard (obligatory)?What are the different ways to offer Qurbaani?

Question

Some people offer a lamb or a goat, whereas some people partake in the sacrifice of a cow or buffalo or a camel? Please explain these various alternatives, and which applies when? Please also provide the related Ahadith in this regard.

Answer

Qurbaani+is+Waajib+on+every+person+who+is+a+free+person%2C+is+Muslim%2C+is+a%0D%0AMuqeem+%28resident%29+and+is+wealthy%2C+i.e.+owner+of+the+amount+of+Nisaab+on+the%0D%0Aday+of+Eid+al-Adha.%0D%0A%0D%0AA+person+can+make+Qurbaani+of+camels%2C+cattle+%28which+includes+buffalo%2C+cows%2C%0D%0Aetc.%29+and+sheep+or+goats.+The+Ahaadith+relating+to+the+animals%3A%0D%0ACamel%3A+Jabir+%28Radhiallaahu+Anhu%29+narrated+that+Nabi+%28Sallallaahu+Alayhi%0D%0AWasallam%29+slaughtered+on+the+day+of+Nahr+63+camels.+%28Muslim%29%0D%0ACattle%3A+Jabir+%28Radhiallaahu+Anhu%29+and+Aaisha+%28Radhiallaahu+Anha%29+narrated%0D%0Athat+Nabi+%28Sallallaahu+Alayhi+Wasallam%29+slaughtered+on+behalf+of+his+wives%0D%0Acows.+%28Saheehayn%29%0D%0ASheep%3A+Anas+%28Radhiallaahu+Anhu%29+reports+that+Rasulullah+%28Sallallaahu+Alayhi%0D%0AWasallam%29+slaughtered+2+sheep.+%28Saheehayn%29%0D%0A%0D%0ACamels+and+cattle+are+divided+into+seven+shares+and+therefore%2C+seven+people%0D%0Acan+fulfil+their+obligation+of+Qurbaani+from+one+of+these+animals.+But+sheep%0D%0Aor+goats+are+sufficient+only+for+one+slave.%0D%0A%0D%0AA+person+has+the+choice+to+choose+between+the+different+animals+and+is+at%0D%0Atotal+liberty+to+slaughter+which+animal+he+may+so+desire+as+explained+above.%0D%0A%0D%0Aand+Allah+Ta%27ala+Knows+Best%0D%0A%0D%0AMufti+Ebrahim+Desai

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