Q: Is it permissible for a group of people (10 or more) who already fulfilled their Wajib Qurbani seperatly (meaning each of them did their own), to buy an animal (one sheep or goat) together and to do a Nafil Qurbani with it?
A: There are two views among our Ulama regarding this mas’alah. According to Mufti Shaf’ee Saheb, Mufti Abdur Raheem Laajpuri and Moulana Yusuf Ludyaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alayhim) one nafil Qurbaani can only be carried out on behalf of one person. Two or more people cannot collectively carry out nafil Qurbaani in one animal. According to Mufti Mahmood Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) one nafil Qurbaani can be carried out on behalf of few people collectively. It should be borne in mind that this ruling pertains to the validity of the Nafil Qurbaani if carried out by more than one person. As far as the sawaab is concerned, all the Ulama’ agree that if one person carries out the nafil Qurbaani, he can convey the sawaab to as many people as he wishes.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)