17
AUG
2017

Qurbaani Laws – Part 4

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A WEAK ANIMAL

If an animal is so weak that there is no marrow left in its bones, then it is not valid to use it for Qurbaani. However, if it is not so weak and it can walk, then it will be valid to use it for Qurbaani.

AN ANIMAL THAT IS KEPT AS SURETY

It is not valid to use an animal for Qurbaani that is kept as surety because the person keeping the animal is not the owner of the animal.

A WEAK ANIMAL

…..It is not valid to make Qurbaani of such a lean, weak animal in whose bones there is no marrow – to such an extent that it cannot walk to the place of slaughter.

…..If the animal is not so lean, then there is no problem with being lean, it will be permissible to use this animal for Qurbaani. It is however much better to make Qurbaani of a fat healthy animal.

LAME

…..It is not valid to make Qurbaani of an animal that is so lame that it can only walk with three legs, it cannot put the fourth leg on the ground, or it can put the fourth leg on the ground but it cannot put its body weight on it.

If the animal places its fourth foot on the ground, and it takes support from it, but it limps, then Qurbaani of it is valid.

…..It is not permissible to make Qurbaani of such an animal that is so lame that it cannot walk to the place of slaughter.

CHICKEN

It is not permissible to slaughter a chicken for Qurbaani. There is no verbal or practical proof for this from Rasulullaah (SAW). ]

A FEEBLE ANIMAL

It is not valid make Qurbaani of an animal that is so lean and lame and it does not have any marrow in its bones. However, if it is not so lean, it is just weak, it can walk properly, then it will be valid to slaughter it for Qurbaani.

THERE IS NO MARROW

It is not valid to make Qurbaani of an animal that does not have any marrow left in it

WHITE ANTELOPE

It is not valid to make Qurbaani of a white antelope. The Qurbaani animals are specified by the Shari’ah. Analogy has no place in it. Only three types of animals are specified for Qurbaani. The first type is male and female Camel, the second is male and female goats, rams ewes, and the third type is cows, bulls and buffaloes. It is not permissible to slaughter any other type of animal. It is also conditional that the animals should not be wild but it should be tame and used to humans.

BUYING AN ANIMAL ON WEIGHT

It is permissible to sell an animal by weight where the animals are sold by weight because there is less deception in it and inexperienced people will be saved from loss.

QURBAANI OF A DEER

A deer is Halaal. It is permissible to eat of its meat, but it is from among the wild animals and it is not permissible to make Qurbaani of wild animals. For this reason, it is not permissible to make Qurbaani of a male or female deer. There is no difference if it is tamed or not. 

 THE SLAUGHTERED ANIMAL OF THE BUTCHER

If the butcher is a Muslim, then the animal slaughtered by him is Halaal. It is permissible to eat of its meat.

PAYMENT OF THE BUTCHER

…..It is not permissible to give the skin or meat of the Qurbaani animal to the butcher as payment or to stipulate it as the payment. If someone has done so, then the Qurbaani will be permissible but the value of the skin or whatever meat was given, it will be compulsory to give its value in charity.

…..The payment of the butcher should be a completely different payment, not from any part of the Qurbaani animal. If a person paid from any part of the Qurbaani animal, then it is necessary to give the value of it in charity.

BEING A BUTCHER

It is valid to take up the profession of being a butcher and to sell meat. This profession was in vogue during the time of Rasulullaah (SAW) and some Sahabah (RA) used to sell meat.

THE SLAUGHTERED ANIMAL OF A BLIND PERSON

It is not conditional for the slaughtered animal to be Halaal that the slaughterer should be someone who can see. The slaughtered animal of a blind Muslim is Halaal and it is permissible to eat the meat, although it is better to let a seeing person slaughter so that he can see whether the slaughtering was done properly.

 

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