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Earliest time of qurbani

Question and Answer:

Q. I heard that Qurbani can be done on three days. I know that Eidul Adh-ha is on the 10th of Zul Hijjah. Does this mean that Qurbani can also be done two days after Eid? And what is the earliest time for Qurbani?

A. The time for Qurbani begins after the Eid Salaah on the 10th of Zul Hijjah and ends at the setting of the sun on the 12th of Zul Hijjah. It is better to make Qurbani on the first day then the second, and thereafter the third. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 295, Turath)

In rural and village areas where Jumu’ah and ‘Eid Salaah are not performed, Qurbani may be performed as soon as Fajr (Subhus Saadiq) sets in on the 10th of Zul Hijjah. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 295, Turath)

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed


Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)

Council of Muslim Theologians

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