Age of the Qurbaani Animal

Q: What age should the animal be in order for the Qurbaani to be valid?

A: Goats and sheep have to be at least one year old. However, if a six month old sheep resembles a one year old, the qurbaani will be valid. Bulls, buffaloes, cows and oxen have to be at least two years old. Camels have to be at least five years old.

(وصح الجذع) ذوستة أشهر (من الضأن) إن كان بحيث لو خلط بالثنايا لا يمكن التميز من بعد (و) صح (الثنى) فصاعدا من الثلاثة و الثنى (هو ابن خمس من الإبل وحولين من البقر والجاموس وحول من الشاة) والمعز (الدر المختار ص321-322 ج6)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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