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Castrated animals for Qurbani?

Nasihah (Advice): Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:
“The Mu’azzins will have the longest necks on the day of Qiyamah” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith #: 387).
The commentators of Hadith explain that the meaning of having the longest necks refers to Mu’azzins being most deserving of Allah’s mercy and rewards.

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Question and Answer:
Q. I am in the process of looking for Qurbani animals. Someone has suggested castrated sheep. Is it permissible to use castrated sheep for Qurbani?

A. It is permissible and preferable to slaughter a castrated animal. A castrated animal is usually bigger in size and the meat is superior. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 297 & al-Muheetul Burhani, Vol: 6, Pg: 93, D.K.I).

It is recorded in the Hadith that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) made Qurbani of a castrated animal. (Abu Dawood, Hadith #: 2795, Narrated by Jabir bin Abdillah)

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Confirmation:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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