Prayers & Duties >> Qurbani (Slaughtering)

Question # : 62083

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I received few videos and some hadith in Whatsapp that we are supposed to give only one goat as qurbani for the whole family (Husband, wife, Mother, Father, children), ie one earner in the house one goat. And if that person can afford he can give how many he can afford. Till now we are giving one goat per person. So please enlighten me in this regard according to sunnah that one goat per person or one goat per earner/ whole family.

Answer : 62083

Published on: Nov 12, 2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


(Fatwa: 35/35/B=01/1437)

This must have been sent by any ghair Muqallid. It is against the Hadith. According to the Hadith qurbani is wajib on every rich (sahib nisab). Separate qurbani is wajib on both the husband and wife as well as separate qurbani is wajib on father and mother. If the children are adult and stay separately and are prosperous and are sahib nisab then each one will have to offer separate qurbani. Yes, if someone offers nafl qurbani and includes his family and the whole Muslim community in its rewards then it is alright.

Allah knows Best!


Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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