Qurbaani FAQ

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Q: A woman does not have enough cash to purchase a qurbaani animal. She does, however, have jewellery that equals the nisaab in value. Will qurbaani be waajib on this woman?

A: Qurbaani will be waajib upon her.

Q: Is it permissible for a woman to slaughter her own qurbaani animal?

A: It is permissible for a woman to slaughter her own qurbaani animal provided she does not appear before such men from whom sharee‘ah has instructed her to maintain purdah.

Q: Is it permissible for a menstruating woman to slaughter her qurbaani animal?

A: It is permissible for a menstruating woman to slaughter her qurbaani animal.

Q: Is it necessary for the husband to make qurbaani on behalf of his wife?

A: It is not necessary for the husband to make qurbaani on behalf of his wife. However, the husband can make qurbaani on her behalf if he first obtains her permission.

Q: What should be done with the qurbaani meat?

A: The qurbaani meat can be consumed by oneself, family, friends, etc. Qurbaani meat can also be given to non-Muslims. It is preferable to give one third of the meat in charity.