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What animals can be slaughtered in Qurbani and what is the minimum age required?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Arij Canada

What animals can be slaughtered in Qurbani and what is the minimum age required?

Answer:

Assalamualaykum wa Rarahmatullahi was Barakaatuhu

Qurbani is permissible with the following animals: goats, sheep, bulls, buffaloes, camels. The females of each could also be used for qurbani. Apart from these, qurbani is not permissible with any other animal.

As far as the age is concerned, a goat that is less than a year old is not permissible. When it completes a full year, qurbani of it will be permissible. Bulls and buffaloes have to be at least two years old. Camels have to be at least five years old. Sheep that are fat and healthy and appear to be one year old and if kept with one year old sheep cannot be distinguished, then in such a case a sheep that is even six months old can be used for qurbani. But if this is not the case, then the sheep will have to be at least one year old. (Behishti Zewar)

AND ALLAH TA’AALA KNOWS BEST

Ibrahim Kureshi

Muhammad Z Panchbhaya

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