Qurbani Animal Which Is Small In Size But Qualifies In Age

Question

If an animal qualifies to be slaughtered for Qurbani n terms of its age but it is very small in size (like dwarfs in human beings), can such an animal be sacrificed for Qurbani?

Answer

If the dwarf-like animal is the only one in the entire herd, it will be regarded as a fault in the animal and will not be suitable for sacrificing, and if the entire species is of the dwarf kind it will be acceptable to sacrifice such animals if the conditions for validity of slaughtering such an animal is found.


If one has conviction that an animal has reached the age that it can be slaughtered, that is one year in sheep and goats, 2 years in cows and 5 in Camels and it still seems to be looking small in the eyes of an on-looker it will be permissible to sacrifice such an animal.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

(قوله إن كان إلخ) فلو صغير الجثة لا يجوز إلا أن يتم له سنة ويطعن في الثانية (رد المحتار على الدر المختار 6/322 سعيد)

كوئی جانور دیکہنے میں کم عمر کا معلوم ہوتا ہے مگر یقین کے ساتھ معلوم ہو کہ اس کی عمر پوری ہے تو اس کی قربانی درست ہے …قربانی کا انسائیکلوپیڈیا 58

 

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