How Many Shares can a Qurbani Animal be Distributed Into?

CategoriesHajj & Umrah [195]

Fatwa ID: 03395

Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam​



My husband decided to give Qurbani and he is giving in single ownership then is it necessary to divide in 7?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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




The answer depends on what kind of animal was purchased for Qurbani. If one decides to slaughter a cow or camel, then seven shares can be made for seven people. If a sheep is to be slaughtered, there can only be one share.[1]


Only Allah SWT knows best

Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1]Imam Marghinani, Al-Hidayah Sharh Bidayatul Mubtadi (Karachi: Maktabah Bushra, 2014) volume 7 pg. 157

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