Carrying out Qurbaani overseas

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Q: In my country there are organisations that do Qarabani and send the meat to needy countries, the price differs by which country it goes to. Is it ok if my husband does this as a Qarabani for himself and our son? And is it ok to choose which ever one suits our pocket?


A: Yes. However there are two important aspects that have to be taken into consideration when carrying out the qurbaani. The first is that one should purchase an animal that has good meat and the second is that the person or the organisation you have appointed to carry out the qurbaani should be reliable.

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

فروع الشاة أفضل من سبع البقرة إذا استويا في القيمة واللحم والكبش أفضل من النعجة إذا استويا فيهما والأنثى من المعز أفضل من التيس إذا استويا قيمة والأنثى من الإبل والبقر أفضل

قال الشامي : والأصل في هذا إذا استويا في اللحم والقيمة فأطيبهما لحما أفضل وإذا اختلفا فيهما فالفاضل أولى تاترخانية (رد المحتار 6/322)

رجل اشترى للأضحية شاتين بثلاثين درهما كان ذلك أفضل من شاة واحدة بثلاثين (فتاوى قاضيخان بهامش الفتاوى الهندية 3/349)

وشراء شاتين بثلاثين أفضل من شراء شاة بثلاثين (الفتاوى البزازية بهامش الفتاوى الهندية (6/290)

الفتاوى المحمودية 26/265

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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