1. The ruling is that it is not permissible to sell Qurbaani meat. This ruling will also apply to the scenario of it being sold in a catering business; hence, it will not be permissible to sell Qurbaani meat – even though it has been cooked into a meal and mixed with many other ingredients – in a catering business.
2. The money received from selling Qurbaani meat will have to be given in Sadaqah, to such a poor person who is eligible to receive Zakaah.
In such a situation, the person is obliged to give the money received in lieu of the Qurbaani meat in Sadaqah; he is not obliged to give the money received in lieu of the other ingredients which were utilized in the preparation of the food, nor is he obliged to give the money received in lieu of his service of preparing the food.
If the catering company did specify the amount that they are charging for the other ingredients – apart from the meat – as well as the amount that they are charging for their services, then the calculation will be very easily carried out. However, this is very far-fetched, and probably very rarely implemented; therefore, one might find it very difficult to differentiate between the amount of money received in lieu of the meat and the amount of money received in lieu of the other ingredients etc. If one finds himself in such a situation, then he should calculate the least amount possible to be in lieu of the other ingredients, as well as of the service of preparing the food; and the remainder should be calculated as being in lieu of the Qurbaani meat. However, the ideal would be to adopt precaution and give the entire amount in Sadaqah.