No Money Left for Qurbani after Paying Sadaqah

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No Money Left for Qurbani after Paying Sadaqah

By Mufti Taqi Usmani

Q.) A man who pays every month a specific amount as sadaqah (charity). If after paying the sadaqah he does not have enough funds left for Qurbani then what should he do? Should he continue to pay sadaqah or accumulate amount for Qurbani?

A.) If he has given most of this funds in sadaqah and he has no Nisab at the time of Qurbani (on 10th of Zulhijjah), then, Qurbani is not obligatory on him. If he spends in sadaqah every month, he does not need to stop this practice to spare money for the Qurbani.

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