Just two questions that arose during the days of Kurbani. Could you please advise if :
(1) It is permissible for a woman to slaughter an animal for kurbani ?
(2) In respect to a person taking shares in a animal for Kurbani, is it permissible for it to be done by either 1,3,5 or 7 people or it must be done by 7 persons only, and if 1 person is performing kurbani for himself he should have seven names on whom the kurbani is offered ?
Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
1) It is permissible for a woman to slaughter an animal for Qurbani.
2) In a large animal, the maximum amount of shares that can be taken are seven. That is, only upto seven people can share in a large animal. This means that any amount of people less than seven can share from it. This amount can be 2,3,4,5,6- it does not have to be in odd numbers. Even one person can sacrifice a large animal for himself. In this case, there is no requirement to have seven names on whom the Qurbani is offered.
And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan
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