Animals Are Very Expensive in My Country. What Should I Do for My Ritual Sacrifice?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

The Indian government has banned slaughtering of big animals. Because of this the prices of animals are ver high. It is very difficult for a normal person like me to afford slaughtering of small or big animals in that price.

Can I transfer money to an other country where the same can be done and circumstances are easy for them?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

If you don’t have the zakatable minimum (nisab) in any form of wealth, you aren’t responsible for performing the ritual sacrifice (udhiya/qurbani). If you are in fact required to sacrifice, you can send this money abroad if it is easier for you.

Please also see: Who Has to Perform the Ritual-Slaughter (Udhiya)?

And Allah Most High knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.