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Qurbaani Laws Made Easy - Part Two

THE BEST ANIMAL

#….. A female goat is better than a sheep.
#….. The Qurbaani of a ram is better than that of a ewe.
#….. The Qurbaani of an animal which is more expensive is better and if the price of two animals is the same but the meat of one is better, it will be superior to choose that one.

BLIND
#….. It is not valid to make Qurbaani of a blind animal.


DOUBT WITH REGARD TO AYYAAM-E-NAHR
#….. If there is doubt whether it is the twelfth or thirteenth of Zil Hijjah one should not delay till the third day of Qurbaani. In the case where there is a delay and one goes beyond the three days, it will be Mustahab to give the Qurbaani meat away as Sadaqah.


STERILE ANIMALS
#….. Qurbaani of sterile animals is in order because there is no command of impermissibility with regard to them and sterility is not considered a fault for Qurbaani. Just as a castrated animal, although being limited in its capacity, is not considered to be faulty for Qurbaani, so too, is a sterile animal not considered faulty for Qurbaani. In fact, sterile animals are generally more meaty and plump and the quality of the meat is also generally very good due to which Qurbaani of such an animal is permissible.


MAD ANIMALS
#….. The Qurbaani of a mad animal is in order but if due to its madness, it is unable to eat and drink, its Qurbaani will not be valid.


BIG ANIMALS
#….. By big animals is meant cows, oxen, buffaloes and camels both male and female.

GOATS
#….. It is permissible to slaughter a goat.
#….. The condition for a goat is that it should be a year old.

THERE IS ONLY ONE SHARE IN A GOAT
#….. There is only a single share in one goat. If two people get together and make the intention for both their Qurbaani in the same animal, neither person’s Qurbaani will be valid.

BUFFALO
#….. The Qurbaani of buffaloes both male and female is permissible.

A SQUINT ANIMAL
#….. The Qurbaani of a squint animal is valid.

OXEN
#….. The Qurbaani of oxen is permissible and the same applies to cows but it is conditional for them to be two years old.

THE ANIMAL GETS LOST
If this happens in the case of some poor person, it will be Waajib for him to sacrifice both the animals because Qurbaani is not Waajib on such a poor person but since he purchased an animal for Qurbaani, it has now become Waajib upon him and since he purchased two animals with this intention, sacrificing both have now become Waajib upon him.

ANIMALS GET EXCHANGED

#….. If an animal was purchased for Qurbaani and another animal had to be given instead, because of the animal been exchanged,the second animal should not be less in value than the first. If the second animal was bought for less than the value of the first animal, the difference in value must be given away as Sadaqah.

THE AGES OF ANIMALS
#….. The ages of animals for Qurbaani are fixed:
A goat: One year old.
A cow, buffalo or ox: Two years old.
A camel: Needs to be five years old.
If the animals for Qurbaani are younger than this, their Qurbaani will not be permissible.
#….. If a ram or ewe, male and female sheep, is older than six months but less than a year old but is so fat and healthy that it appears to be a year old and if left among year old rams and ewes, it does not appear to be younger than them, Qurbaani of such an animal is also permissible. If it is less than six months old, its Qurbaani is not permissible even though it is very healthy and fat. This rule of being less than a year applies only to sheep, rams and ewes.
#….. If an animal falls short by a day or so in reaching the one year mark, its Qurbaani will not be valid.
#….. If there is predominant certainty of an animal having reached the right age it will be valid to make its Qurbaani otherwise not. If an animal appears to be of the right age but it is known with certainty that it has still not reached that mark, Qurbaani of such an animal will not be valid. (The exception, as discussed above is in the case of a sheep be it a ram or a ewe.)
#….. If an animal appears to be under age but it is known with certainty that it has reached the appropriate age, its Qurbaani will be valid.
A DOUBT OCCURRED DURING THE DAYS OF QURBAANIIf there is doubt with regards to the days of Qurbaani, then a person should not delay the Qurbaani until the third day. He should do the Qurbaani by the...
ANIMALS WITH CUT TAILS#….. Qurbaani of animals whose tails are cut off by more than a third is not valid. FAT TAILED RAM’S TAIL NOT TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION#….. Some sheep have fatty tails. If...
SKINA person has three types of choices as long as the skin is with him, (1) He can use it himself, (2) He can gift it to somebody, (3) He can give it in charity to the poor and needy.If a person...
TO GIVE THE MEAT OF QURBAANI IN EXCHANGE FOR SOMETHINGIt is not permissible to give the Qurbaani meat in exchange for something besides food, nor is it permissible to sell it or give it to the...
FOUR VEINS TO BE CUT The four veins should be cut at the times of slaughtering that are on the right and left of the windpipe. If three are cut, then too it is valid and it will be Halaal to consume...
GIVING WATER TO DRINK#….. It is Mustahab to give the Qurbaani animal water to drink before slaughtering it. STOLEN ANIMALS #….. A person purchases an animal for Qurbaani and later finds out that it...
PERMISSION Yes, if the practice in a certain place is such whereby a husband makes Qurbaani for his wife, if a father does so for his matured children and the wife and children are aware of this,...
TRIPE#….. It is permissible to eat tripe. SHINY PART OF TRIPE #….. The shiny part of tripe is Halaal without any abomination. TO EXCHANGE AND MAKE EACH OTHERS QURBAANI BY MISTAKE #….. Two people...
WARNINGS FOR NOT MAKING QURBAANIعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من كان له سعة ولم سضح فلا يقربن مصلانا Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah t narrates that Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “He who...
BECAME FAULTY #…..If a wealthy person that possesses nisaab bought an animal with the intention of Qurbaani, then it became faulty, then it is necessary upon him to make Qurbaani of another animal that...
CHILD#….. Even if a child is wealthy and not mature, Qurbaani is still not Waajib on him due to which it is not necessary for a guardian to make Qurbaani on his behalf because for Qurbaani to...
AGE AND TEETH Generally, it is a custom to look at the teeth of the animal for Qurbaani at the time of buying the animal. In Shari’ah, consideration is given to age and calculated by examination. This...
THE BEST ANIMAL #….. A female goat is better than a sheep. #….. The Qurbaani of a ram is better than that of a ewe. #….. The Qurbaani of an animal which is more expensive is better and if the price...
UPON WHOM IS QURBANI COMPULSARY? #…..Qurbaani is compulsory upon every understanding, mature, resident Muslim male and female who owns nisaab or owns extra items (over and above their need) which...