In the case of collective Qurbaani it will be necessary for those seven people participating together to be specified and to make an intention on their behalf,
A female goat is better than a sheep.2
It is not permissible to distribute Qurbaani meat by estimation.
It is permissible to eat tripe.5
If the children are immature, then Qurbaani is not compulsory upon them.6
In fact, it will be valid to even include more than one person in a single share, so much so, that even if one makes Qurbaani on behalf of the entire Ummah in one share it will be in order.
It is not permissible to cut the hair of an animal once it has been purchased with the intention of Qurbaani7 and if someone has done this, it will be Waajib for him to give its price in Sadaqah.8
Sterility is not considered a fault for Qurbaani. Just as a castrated animal,
An animal is classified when it is unable to eat and drink, its Qurbaani will not be valid.9
Nothing else should be done before reciting “Bismillaah” so much so, that if a person lays the animal down and recites “Bismillah” then leaves that animal alive after which he slaughters another animal with the same “Bismillah” he had recited for the first animal, it will not be permissible to eat that slaughtered animal.11
THERE IS ONLY ONE SHARE IN A GOAT
It is not necessary for the husband to make Qurbaani on behalf of his wife.12
To render an animal unconscious by shooting it in the head or stunning it is not in keeping with the method of slaughtering according to the Sunnah method and Islaamic teachings.
THE HISTORY OF QURBAANI
The very first Qurbaani was made by the two sons of Hadhrat Adam (AS), Haabil and Qaabil which means both of them made one Qurbaani each.
The reason for naming the days of Tashreeq as Tashreeq is the fact that people used to slice the Qurbaani meat into pieces and dry them in the sun.
Any such meat which had been dried in the sun was termed “Tashreeq-ul-Lahm”.
According to some Ulema the reason for calling the Eid Salaah and the day of Qurbaani Tashreeq is the fact that the Eid Salaah is performed when the sun is shining.
It is Waajib to recite this Takbeer at least once from after the Fajr Salaah of the ninth Zil Hijjah to the Asr of the thirteenth Zil Hijjah immediately after the Fardh Salaah.13
To say it more than this is not Waajib.14
He will then have to give in charity the value of a sheep or goat.
THERE WILL NOT BE A SHORTAGE OF ANIMALS
The system of Allaah’s provisional power is such that He provides items in keeping with the necessity for them.
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.15
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.
The condition for this is that no shareholder’s share be less than a single share and that each one’s intention is to make Qurbaani or Aqiqah.
It is not permissible to make Qurbaani of an animal that is a hermaphrodite.16
Before selling the Qurbaani animal’s hide, it can be used for oneself or even given to a wealthy person as a gift.
It is not valid to slaughter an animal for Qurbaani which has no teeth at all.
إنى وجهت وجهى للذى فطر السموت والأرض حنيفا وما أنا من المشركين ان صلاتى ونسكى ومحياى ومماتى لله رب العالمين
اللهم منك ولك
بسم الله الله اكبر
اللهم تقبله منى كما اقبلت من حبيبك محمد وخليلك ابراهيم عليهما الصلاة والسلام
An animal which does not have a tail from birth is not permissible for Qurbaani.
بسم الله الله أكبر
بسم الله الله أكبر
It is not necessary to take the name of every shareholder at the time of making Qurbaani.
It is mentioned in Jami’ us Sagheer that the entire throat is a place of slaughter.
It is Sunnah for the slaughterer to face the Qiblah. It is Makruh to leave it out for no reason.17
بسم الله الله اكبر
If three are cut, then too it is valid and it will be Halaal to consume it. If only two were cut, then the animal is carrion and it will be Haraam to consume it.
If it is found that a live calf came out, then it should be slaughtered as well,
If the Qurbaani animal has given birth just before slaughtering, then the ruling for the calf will be the same as mentioned above.18
SEPARATING THE HEAD
It is Makruh to separate the head of the animal before it can become cool after slaughtering, but the meat of the slaughtered animal will be Halaal.19
It is permissible to cook vermicelli on the day of Eid.
The Qurbaani of such an animal that was born without horns or the horns broke is valid.20
Shias are not Muslims, nor are they people of the book.
It is however better to give a live animal as charity.
As for those who are craftsmen, their tools also fall under actual necessity.
If the value of these items reach the nisaab amount, then Qurbaani will be compulsory upon the owner of them.
It is better for a student of Deen to buy books of Deen rather than performing Nafl Qurbaani.21
In Shari’ah, consideration is given to age and not to the teeth.
There is no doubt that the animal slaughtered by a Muslim woman is Halaal.
An animal that eats filth
If it is a camel, then it should be tied for forty days. If it is a cow or bull, then for twenty days and a goat should be kept confined and fed fodder for ten days.22
Consequently, the enthusiasm for giving one’s life and for giving others preference will be created. This is the soul of Qurbaani.
This is because the soul of Qurbaani is giving a life and the soul of Sadaqah is giving wealth.
The rulings of Qurbaani do not apply after the meat has been cooked.23
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.
The person performing Qurbaani is in one country and the animal is in another country
It will be necessary to do the Qurbaani on the common Eid day between them.
Qurbaani is a separate form of worship. Just as fasting is not done by a person performing Salaat, and Salaat is not done by a person keeping fast, Hajj is not done by a person giving Zakaat. Similarly, Qurbaani is not done by a person giving charity.24
It is not permissible to slaughter a horse, chicken, deer etc. because it is not proven from Rasulullaah (SAW) neither by action or word.
If the Eid Salaat is performed anywhere in the city, it will be permissible to slaughter the Qurbaani animal.
Rasulullaah (SAW) stayed in Madinah Munawwarah for ten years after Hijrah. He performed Qurbaani every year with punctuality.25
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.
It is valid to take up the profession of being a butcher and to sell meat.
It is permissible to give Qurbaani meat to a non-Muslim – not as payment.
One Qurbaani is compulsory upon the sahib-e-nisaab.
It is permissible to eat Halaal raw meat.
It is impermissible and Haraam to remove the skin after slaughtering the animal, before it has cooled down. It is necessary to stay away from such an action.
Distributing the meat by weight
It should not be distributed by estimation.
It is not permissible to make Qurbaani of such an animal that is so lame that it cannot walk to the place of slaughter.
Qurbaani is not compulsory on a mad person.
It is not compulsory upon a traveller to make Qurbaani.
The person who is in debt should worry about fulfilling his debt.
It is for this reason that Rasulullaah (SAW) slaughtered 100 camels during Hajj, 63 he slaughtered himself and the rest he gave to Hadhrat Ali (SAW)
Performing Qurbaani on behalf of the deceased
Hadhrat Ali (RA) used to slaughter a ram for himself and a ram on behalf of Rasulullaah (SAW).27
It is however valid to make a nafl Qurbaani share and send the reward of it to more than one living and deceased individual/s.
It is more virtuous to make Qurbaani on behalf of the deceased for Isaal e Thawaab than it is to give charity during the days of Qurbaani.
If an immature boy or girl is wealthy, owns nisaab, then Qurbaani is not compulsory upon such a person.
An immature child can slaughter an animal.
The slaughtered animal of a blind Muslim is Halaal
It is not valid to make Qurbaani of a white antelope.
It is also conditional that the animals should not be wild but it should be tame and used to humans.28
It is not permissible for the wealthy to eat of a Qurbaani animal that was made out of fulfilling a vow.29
It is permissible if a number of individuals take a share in a big animal for walimah and others for Qurbaani.
It is from among the wild animals and it is not permissible to make Qurbaani of wild animals.
There is no difference if it is tamed or not.30