Does the Slaughterer Need To Mention the Names of the People When Slaughtering an Animal

CategoriesHajj & Umrah & Qurbani [278]

Fatwa ID: 07262



Answered by: Maulana Sheik Abdel Ahad Imrit




Three people shared a cow. The slaughterer verbally named two people while slaughtering, he did not mention the third person by name.


Is it valid?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




It is not necessary for the slaughterer to mention the names of each person for whom he is performing Qurbani. The slaughterer should simply have the intention in his mind that he is slaughtering on behalf of all those individuals.



«الأصل» لمحمد بن الحسن (5/ 406):

«قلت: ‌أرأيت ‌إذا ‌ضحوا ‌بالبقرة ‌أو ‌بالبعير ‌عن ‌سبعة هل يكتفون من ذلك بالنيات إذا ذبحوها ولا يسمون أسماءهم؟ قال: نعم»


Kifaayatul Mufti pg.187 vol8 Darul Ishaarat


Fataawa Darul Uloom Zakariyya pg.314 vol.6




Only Allah (عز و جل) knows best.

Written by Maulana Sheik Abdel Ahaad Imrit

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham








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