I’m Vegetarian: Is There An Alternative to Qurbani Slaughtering of An Animal?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Salam. Is there an alternative to Qurbani? I’m a vegetarian so don’t agree with giving the money to spend on meat or the slaughter of an animal (yes I know it’s a bit controversial but vegetarianism is allowed in Islam) but I would like to offer something instead. I don’t […]

Is It Permissible to Eat the Meat of an Animal Slaughtered by a Dull Blade? (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu Alaykum, 1. The brother who was slaughtering my goat did not realize that the blade was not sharp enough, until after the blade had already cut into the goat, so he continued with it. Does this make the meat of this animal impermissible? 2. Also, does the one […]

Who Should I Give Eid Sacrifice Meat To?

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Assalamu Alikum, Someone informed me that the poor refers to those who have nothing to eat and they do not ask. I had previously came to another conclusion that the poor can be referred to those belonging to different categories , my mother believes a poor person is […]

Does a Wife Have to Purchase Her Own Animal for Eid Slaughtering?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: My question is in regards to the sacrifice of animals for Eid: (1) What is the ruling on the purchasing of the animal? (2) Does the purchasing of an animal by the husband cover the wife? Does the wife have to purchase her own animal? (3) Does the wife […]

Can Qurbani (Udhiya) Be Done In a Different Country?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: If a person is on holidays overseas for a few months, and he reaches Eid al-Adha in another country, does he have to sacrifice in that country? Can he send money back home where it is cheaper to slaughter an animal? I know someone who is intending to […]

Can One Person Slaughter a Sacrificial Animal on the Behalf of Others on Eid in the Maliki School?

Answered by Shaykh Idris Watts Question: Can someone share in the price of a sacrificial animal on Eid in the Maliki School? Our family usually gives one sheep for the whole family. Is this correct? Answer: It depends. The Eid sacrifice is an emphasized sunnah (should not be left out of laziness) for every free […]