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Contributing towards an optional (Nafl) Qurbani for the deceased when Qurbani is not compulsory (Waajib) upon a person

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Q. I would like to know if it is permissible for one to contribute towards the share for a marhoom if one is not making their own qurbani (person does not have nisaab and cannot make their own)?


A. Udhiyyah/Qurbani is Waajib (compulsory) on every Muslim person who is the owner of Nisaab during the days of Eid.

If a person is not the owner of the Nisaab amount during the days of Eid, Udhiyyah/Qurbani is not Waajib (compulsory) on such a person. In any case, it is permissible for such a person to contribute towards the share of the Udhiyyah/Qurbani on behalf of a Marhoom (deceased person).

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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