Qurbani for Parents

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Q: I have sent my parents for hajj this year. I believe I am obliged to do Qurbani on their behalf here at home. However due to financial circumstances I am unable to slaughter 2 sheep. Will it be possible for me to donate to an overseas Qurbani appeal on behalf of my parents as this is affordable to me?  Or can I do just one Qurbani sheep on behalf of both my parents?

A: First take their permission to do their Qurbani on their behalf. Do for both overseas. You cannot do one on behalf of both of them.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Siraj Desai of Darul-Uloom Abubakr, South Africa.

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