How Many Shares can a Qurbani Animal be Distributed Into?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam​


Question


 


My husband decided to give Qurbani and he is giving in single ownership then is it necessary to divide in 7?


 


 


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 


 


Answer


 


The answer depends on what kind of animal was purchased for Qurbani. If one decides to slaughter a cow or camel, then seven shares can be made for seven people. If a sheep is to be slaughtered, there can only be one share.[1]


 


Only Allah SWT knows best


Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam


Checked and approved Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


 


 



[1]Imam Marghinani, Al-Hidayah Sharh Bidayatul Mubtadi (Karachi: Maktabah Bushra, 2014) volume 7 pg. 157


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