Home » Hanafi Fiqh » Muftionline.co.za » Colouring and decorating one’s sheep for qurbaani

Colouring and decorating one’s sheep for qurbaani

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: My family has a “tradition” of colouring our sheep each year, usually with food colouring to make it look bright and colourful. Our intention is to beautify and decorate it as it’s for Allah, and it’s also a way to get closer to and form a bond with the sheep as we touch it and hold it etc. Is there any harm to this?


A: It is alright. However, don’t consider it to be a deeni act that is mustahab or sunnat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.

Read answers with similar topics: