Qurbani sheep got an eye infection in one eye. Is it ok?

Fatwa ID: 03221

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan

 

Question

Assalamualaikum

Qurbani sheep got an eye infection in one eye. Is it ok?

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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

 

Answer:

 

The scholars have defined the following defects (or greater than them) in the animal of sacrifice as unacceptable: an animal that has its horns broken off from the root or uprooted, a blind animal or one that has lost one-third of its eyesight or one-third of its ear or one-third of its tail, an animal that limps or walks on three legs and cannot put the fourth on the ground, an animal that has lost most of its teeth, an animal born without ears, thin/weak animals that can't walk [Radd al-Muhtar, 9/468]. Anything less than this is acceptable, therefore the sacrifice (qurbani) you described should be valid.

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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