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The Significance of Odd Numbers in Qurbaani Shares

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Q: Why qurbaani is performed in odd numbers rather than even, such as seven shares for a cow and one share for a goat? Why not six shares for a cow or two shares for a goat?

A: This is stipulated in the Shari’ah in this manner.

يجب أن يعلم أن الشاة لا تجزئ إلا عن واحد وإن كانت عظيمة والبقر والبعير يجزي عن سبعة إذا كانوا يريدون به وجه الله تعالى والتقدير بالسبع يمنع الزيادة ولا يمنع النقصان (الفتاوى الهندية 5/304)

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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.

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