Qurbaani Laws – Part 14

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MAKRUH…..It is Makruh to take the animal to the place of slaughter by pulling and stretching. It is Makruh to delay in slaughtering the animal after laying it down to slaughter it.

…..It is Makruh to keep the animal hungry and thirsty before slaughtering the animal.

…..The animal should be laid down easily. It is Makruh to lay it down with unnecessary difficulty.

…..It should be laid down facing the Qibla, on its right side. It is Makruh to do it contrary to this.

…..It is Makruh to slaughter with a blunt knife.

…..It is Makruh to sharpen the knife in front of the animal.

…..It is Makruh to sharpen the knife after laying the animal down.

…..It is Makruh to slaughter one animal in front of another animal.

…..It is Makruh to slaughter the animal with such force that the head is separated or the knife reaches the Haraam marrow.

…..It is Makruh to slaughter the animal above the neck .

…..It is Makruh to separate the neck from the body after slaughter, before the animal has cooled down.


It is compulsory to give the meat of an animal that was slaughtered out of fulfilling a vow to the poor and needy. It is not permissible for wealthy people to eat of the meat. The children and parents of the person slaughtering an animal out of fulfilling a vow are also not permitted to eat of the meat.


It is Mustahab for the person doing Qurbaani to clip his nails after performing the Eid Salaat and slaughtering. If the person who is not doing Qurbaani also copies those performing Qurbaani and clips his nails after Qurbaani, then he too will not be deprived of reward.


It is not valid to make Qurbaani of an animal that does not have a nose or its nose has been cut off.


….. It is necessary to take permission from the person on behalf of whom one wants to make a Waajib Qurbaani, for to make a Waajib Qurbaani for a person without his permission is not in order.

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, the Waajib Qurbaani on their behalf will be sound and valid on the basis of common practice and custom. It will not be necessary to acquire clear cut permission and the common practice and custom will suffice.

….. Wherever this is not common practice and custom, it will be necessary to acquire clear cut permission; otherwise the Waajib Qurbaani will not be considered as executed.


….. If a person has four sons and they earn along with the father, their earnings being very good. They possess everything a household needs, they own mansions, land and property, wealth and gold, they all have wives and children etc. and they all live together, sharing their expenses, eating together. The father has given them all permission to spend as they see fit. In such a situation where all the shareholders are Sahib-e-Nisaab, it will be Waajib for each of them to have a share in Qurbaani as well. One share will be for the father along with four other shares, one for each son. If their wives too, are Sahib-e-Nisaab, then a share each for them will also be Waajib.

….. If four brothers are partners and each of them possesses the Nisaab, the father passes away and after dividing the inheritance they do not separate but continue as partners in their earnings then on the basis of each of them being a Sahib-e-Nisaab, Qurbaani will be Waajib on each of them separately and not that they can all participate in a single share, for this will not be valid.


….. It is in order to make Qurbaani of an animal that is pregnant but it is Makrooh to purposely do so at a time when it is close to delivery. After slaughtering the animal, one will also have to slaughter the young that is removed and to eat it is Halaal. If it is stillborn, it will not be valid to eat it. If it dies before being slaughtered, its meat is Haraam.

….. If the young that came out of the mother’s womb is not slaughtered and the days of Qurbaani expire, the living calf should be given away in Sadaqah. If it was slaughtered after the days of Qurbaani have already passed and is eaten, then the value of the animal has to be given in Sadaqah. To do this is compulsory.

….. If the calf is raised to adulthood and slaughtered as Qurbaani, one’s Waajib Qurbaani will not be fulfilled. The entire animal’s meat has to be given away as Sadaqah. If Qurbaani was Waajib on this person, he will have to slaughter another animal to fulfill his Qurbaani.

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