• Prayers & Duties >> Qurbani (Slaughtering)

    Question ID: 43098Country: India

    Title: QURBANI

    Question: According to Shariah one who is adult has to do Qurbani. My question is what is the adult age for male and female for Qurbani. Further we are joint family of 4 brothers having children from the age of 7 to 26 years. Please explain me in detail that in our family Qurbani is wajib on whom and why?

    Answer ID: 43098

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 78/58/N=1434) (1 & 2) If any sign of adulthood is found in boy and girl before 15 years i.e. ihtilam (wet dream), inzal (seminal effusion), menstruation etc then they shall be considered adult from that time and if they do not have any sign of adulthood up to 15 years then as per the lunar calendar they shall be declared adult on completing 15 years and no sign of adulthood shall be waited thereafter. قال فى الدر (مع الرد كتاب الحجر 9:225، 226 ط مكتبة زكريا ديوبند): بلوغ الغلام بالاحتلام والإحبال والإنزال والأصل هو الإنزال والجارية بالاحتلام والحيض والجبل ....... فإن لم يوجد فيهما شئي فحتى يتم لكل منهما خمس عشرة سنة به يفتى اهـ But it should be kept in mind about Qurbani that is wajib on an adult if he owns the nisab of Sadqah al-Fitr. قال فى الدر (مع الرد كتاب الأضحية 9:457): ......... على حر مسلم مقيم ...... موسر يسار الفطرة عن نفسه لاعن طفله على الظاهر اهـ Hence the members of your joint family who along with being adult are owners of nisab in the days of Qurbani, they shall be required to offer Qurbani only; and those who are not adult or they are adult but they do not own nisab, Qurbani shall not be wajib on them.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India