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Qurbaani Laws Made Easy - Part Thirteen

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 these tails are broken or completely cut off, then too Qurbaani of such animals is permissible because such tails are not taken into consideration.
INSTRUMENTS OF SLAUGHTER
#….. It is permissible to slaughter with all such things which are sharp enough to sever the veins allowing the blood to flow out. Nonetheless, it is Haraam to do so with the nails or teeth which are fixed to their locations. If the animal is slaughtered with nails or teeth which are not connected to a body, the meat will be Halaal but Makrooh. (Certain wild tribes slaughter their animals in this way with nails and teeth. This is why Nabi  has forbidden slaughtering in this manner. Also, teeth are also a form of bones and to slaughter with bones is not permissible because the animal will become impure if slaughtered in this way.)
#….. If a sharp instrument made of gold, silver or copper is used to slaughter an animal, it will be Halaal. Similarly, a sharpened stone or potsherd (shard of pottery), even a sharpened stick used to slaughter an animal will render it Halaal.
#….. An animal also becomes Halaal when slaughtered with sharpened bamboo or a post. 
TONGUE
If an animal’s tongue has been cut, due to which it cannot graze, then Qurbaani of it will not be valid.
SLAUGHTERING AFTER ZAWAAL
If the Eid Salaat was performed on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, then the animal of Qurbaani should be slaughtered after Salaat. If for some reason, the Salaat could not be performed on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, then the animal should be slaughtered after Zawaal.

QURBAANI BEFORE THE EID NAMAAZ
It is not valid to make Qurbaani in the cities where Eid Salaat is performed before the Qurbaani. If someone did so, then it is necessary to slaughter once again. i.e. another animal. However, it is permissible to slaughter before the Eid salaat in the villages where Eid Salaat is not performed.

EID NAMAAZ COMES FIRST
Rasulullaah (SAW) performed the Eid Salaat first, and then commanded that Qurbaani be done. He said that it does not matter whether the person is in Makkah, or Madinah or in any other place of the world. 
THE YEAR IS COMPLETED ON EID’S DAY
The goat that was born on the day of Eid last year will be permissible to be slaughtered on the second day of Eid this year because the year has been completed.
TROUBLE
If there was trouble in a city and it became difficult to perform Salaat and the people made Qurbaani after true dawn, then it will be valid.
QURBAANI IS FOR THREE DAYS
The days of Qurbaani are from the 10th of Dhul Hijjah until just before sunset of the 12th. Qurbaani is not valid on the 13th.
THE TIME OF QURBAANI
#…..On the 10th of Dhul Hijjah after Eid Salaat until just before sunset of the 12th Dhul Hijjah. Whichever day a person wants to do Qurbaani, it will be valid. However, the best day to do Qurbaani is the first day of Eid, then the second and then the third.
The time of Qurbaani in the outlying villages (where Jumu’ah and Eid is not performed) is from after true dawn, i.e. it is permissible to make Qurbaani from this time.
#…..It is not valid to make Qurbaani before the Eid Salaat in those areas where Jumu’ah and Eid Salaat is compulsory. Qurbaani should be done after completing the Salaat. If a person made Qurbaani before completing Salaat, then that Qurbaani is not considered. It is necessary for him to do another Qurbaani after the Salaat has been completed.
#…..If a person from a city or town sends his Qurbaani animal to a village, then it is valid for his Qurbaani to be done before the Eid Salaat if he is in the city. It is permissible to do the Qurbaani after true dawn before the Salaat in the villages if he sent his Qurbaani animal there. He can ask for the meat and eat it after it has been slaughtered.
#…..It is valid to do Qurbaani before sunset on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah. Once the sun has set, it is not valid to do Qurbaani. Now it will be necessary to give charity.
#…..A person is permitted to do Qurbaani from the 10th to the 12th, day and night. However, it is better to do it during the day, although it is not prohibited at night.
#…..It is permissible to do Qurbaani once the Eid Salaat has been performed in any Masjid or Musallah of the city. It is not necessary that the person performing Qurbaani should complete the Eid Salaat.
#…..If for some reason the Eid Salaat could not be performed on the 10th, then it would be permissible to do Qurbaani on that day after Zawaal.
IT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE QURBAANI DURING THE DAYS OF QURBAANI
It is necessary to slaughter the Qurbaani animal during the days of Qurbaani. It is not sufficient to give the amount (of it) in charity, to make someone perform Hajj or help a poor person. A person will get the reward of doing those actions but he will be sinful for not performing Qurbaani. In the case where the days of Qurbaani passed, then it is necessary to give the value of one share of Qurbaani in charity.
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...