Meat of an animal which was sacrificed to fulfil a vow

Q: Husband and wife were doing hajj last year and the wife was not well during hajj. So the husband made dua to Allah said that if his wife has performes all the hajj rituals completely as per quran and sunnah, the husband will sacrifice one goat for gratefulness to Allah for helping his wife to do the hajj rituals according to sunnah. The question is that the meat of the animal should be given to only beggars or neighbours also or some part can be consumed by the husband and wife and their family members?


A: Its meat entirely should be distributed among the poor.

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

ولا يأكل الناذر منها فإن أكل تصدق بقيمة ما أكل (الدر المختار 6/321 )

وإن وجبت به فلايأكل منها شيئا ولايطعم غنيا سواء كان الناذر غنيا أو فقيرا ولو أكل فعليه قيمة ما أكل (رد المحتار 6/327 )

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)