Fatwa ID: 04004
Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza
Assalamualaikum, I have a question for you on behalf of a friend who bought some animals for slaughter – If they have scars from being sheared can we slaughter them?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most-Kind
Animals that have some form of a natural defect are not valid to be used as Qurbani. These are defects such as a horn missing, being blind, having teeth missing or a leg missing, and so forth. []
Therefore, some scars from shearing will not render the sacrificial animal invalid and your friend may use this animal for Qurbani.
Only Allah knows best.
Answered By Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
 Ibn Abideen, Raddul Muhtaar, Chapter of Udhiya, Volume 6, Page 323-325