Two people sharing equally in a cow

Q: I know that max 7 people can share in one cow and i heard that each person must take a full share like 1,2,3,4,5,6 or 7 shares. Now my question is, can two people purchase a cow with equal shares (3 and a half shares each) or they must purchase 3 shares and 4 shares respectively?


A: It is permissible for them to purchase three and a half shares each.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

ولا يجوز بعير واحد ولا بقرة واحدة عن أكثر من سبعة ويجوز ذلك عن سبعة وأقل من ذلك و هذا قول عامة العلماء (الفتاوى الهندية 5/297)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)