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Is Qurbani permissible for an unborn child?

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Is Qurbani permissible for an unborn child?


Our daughter is due to give birth within another four months.

Is it permissible for my husband and I to make Qurbani for our unborn grandchild?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Qurbani is Wajib upon a Muslim who:-

1)     Possesses the Nisab from after the Eid Salat on the 10th of Zul – Hijjah to before the sun sets on the 12th of Zul Hijjah.

2)     Is Baligh (has attained the age of maturity according to Shariah)

3)     Is not regarded as a traveller according to Shariah.


It is not permissible to offer Qurbani on behalf of an unborn child.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions


This answer was collected from IslamicSolutions.org, which is operated by Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub from Jamaica. He’s a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (rah) from South Africa.

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