Is Qurbaani waajib if one has debts?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have a debt of R150 000-00 owing from 2009. From 2009 I was cutting one sheep Qurbaani till last year. Must I still give my Quurbaani this year or must I start paying my debts?


A: If you are in debt then it is not wajib.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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