Qurbaani Of A Sheep Less Than 6 Months Of Age

Question

If a lamb is 5 months and 2 weeks old and it looks bigger or is equivalent to a one year old sheep, then can it be slaughtered for Qurbani? 

What is the ruling for sheep regarding Qurbani?

Answer

A sheep has to be one-year-old for its Qurbaani to be valid. However, if it is six months old but appears to be one-year-old when left among the one-year sheep, its Qurbaani will also be valid. If the sheep doesn’t meet these requirements (as in your enquired case), its Qurbaani will not be valid.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

رد المحتار، ٦: ٣٢١، سعيد)
(الفتاوى اهندية، ٥: ٢٩٧، رشيدية)

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