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Weighing Qurbani meat

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A cow is being shared for Qurbani. Is it obligatory to weigh all the shares before the people doing Qurbani take their shares? If the shares are not weighed but mutually agreed by all not to weigh, is the Qurbani valid for all people?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

When a cow is shared for qurbani, the shares must be distributed evenly by weight. Hence, weighing the shares is compulsory.  Even if all the partners agree not to weigh the shares, it will not be permissible to distribute without weighing. However, if all the shares contain some part of the feet or head of the cow then it will be permissible to distribute the shares without weighing.

(Ahsanul Fatawa: 7/500; Fatawa Mahmudiya: 17/423,425; Raddul Muhtaar: 6/317, Saeed)

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

This answer was collected from Fatwa.org.au, which is connected to Darul Ifta Australia, based in Melbourne, Australia.
It is operated by Mufti Faizal Riza, a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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