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Sacrifice/qurbani on Eid ul Azha

Last updated: 2nd June 2021
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My husband and I both earn. I believe that we can't join money to pay for one sacrificial animal. Either of us has to pay for our own share or animal separately. But he says we can chip in 50% etc money and afford one animal as it will be for one household. I need guidance on this before eid please.

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Al Jawaab Billahit-Tawfeeq

If the animal is large (cow, camel, buffalo) then two people can jointly do Qurbani of that animal. The only condition is that every person who have a share in that animal has to have at least 1/7 share of the whole animal. So 50% each between the two of you is fine if the animal is large.

However, if the animal is small (sheep, lamb, goat) then every person will have to do one whole animal each.

(See Fatawa Mahmudia V17, Pg405)

And Allah knows best

Answer last updated on:
14th June 2021
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Ulamaa ID 13
Location: London, UK