||Frequently asked questions about Qurbani|
Q): Is it permissible to sacrifice a
branded animal? It is a known fact that branding keeps the animal healthy and
protects the flesh from infection.
A): Yes it is permissible.
Q): Can a goat be sacrificed voluntarily in four
shares on behalf of some deceased person?
A): In the case of a voluntary sacrifice made of one's own accord, one may
include as many deceased as one may like. In the case of a waajib sacrifice on
behalf of a deceased person one goat must be slaughtered separately on behalf of
each one of the deceased.
Q): What should one do for one's missed
(obligatory) sacrifice of the past?
A): He should repent and sincerely seek Allah's forgiveness. All the missed
sacrifices must be calculated and the money given to charity.
Q): Is it permissible for two persons e.g.
husband and wife to sacrifice a cow (jointly) which has a capacity of seven
A): Yes, it is permissible, because none of the partners would have a share less
Q): Can one reserve a part for Aqiqa
(child-birth sacrifice) in the sacrifice of a large animal?
A): Yes, there is no fault in doing so.
Q): Is sacrifice on behalf of the wife incumbent
upon the husband to fulfil?
A): It is not incumbent.
Q): Is it incumbent upon the slaughterer's
helper (assisting in holding the animal) to recite "Bismillah, Allah-o-Akbar" ?
A): It is not necessary for the person who renders help in holding the animals
legs, head, horns etc. to recite the takbeer. But if the helper holds the knife
together with the one who slaughters and assist him in the use of the knife,
such an assistant is compelled to recite Bismillah. If either of them
deliberately omits to recite or thinks the recitation of one of them is
sufficient, the slaughtered animal becomes unlawful.
Source: Taken (with Thanks) from Jamiat KZN