Q: I have a question regarding Qurbaani. I have +- R4000 cash and some jewellery which will equal to zakaat. I don’t have any income. Is Qurbaani wajib on me?
A: Qurbaani is compulsory (waajib) upon every baaligh and sane Muslim who is not a musaafir and who possesses wealth which equals the nisaab amount of zakaat during the days of Qurbaani (i.e. he possess the nisaab amount of zakaat or more after deducting all liabilities and debts and after excluding all necessary items of use e.g. house, car, cutlery, clothing, etc). The days of Qurbaani are the 10th, 11th and 12th of Zil Hijjah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)