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Insufficient funds for Qurbani?

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Nasihah (Advice): Warning for those who neglect Qurbani despite it being compulsory upon them

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, “He who has the means of performing Qurbani but does not do so should not come close to our Eidgah (Place of Eid Salaah). (Ibn Majah, Hadith #: 3123)

Question and Answer:
Q. I would like to do Qurbani this year but I don’t have much money. I only have some Jewellery worth about R1000.00 and some cash, not more than R2000.00. will I be sinful if I can’t do it this year?

(Question published as received)

A. If during the days of Qurbani, your financial position remains the same as is now, and you do not have money or jewellery (gold/silver) to the Nisaab* amount, Qurbani will not be compulsory upon you and you will not be sinful for not performing Qurbani.

*The Nisaab amount as of today 15/10/2012 is R6 177.00

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Checked and Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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