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On whom is qurbani wajib

Question and Answer:

Q. On whom is Qurbani Wajib?

A. Qurbani is Wajib (obligatory) on every Muslim who is

  • A. Of sound mind – mature (has  reached the age of puberty),
  • B. Muqeem (i.e. he is not a Shari traveller)
  • C. Possesses the amount of 612,36 grams of silver or wealth equivalent to that value which is in excess of    one’s basic needs and debts on any of the three days of Qurbani. It is not necessary that this amount be in one’s possession for a complete lunar year.

(al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 292 & al-Mabsoot, by Sarakhsi, Vol: 12, Pg: 14, Darul Ma’rifah)

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed


Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)

Council of Muslim Theologians

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