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Optional Qurbani on behalf of multiple people

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Nasihah (Advice): The fast of the day of Arafah (9th Zul Hijjah)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said regarding the fast on the day of Arafah (9th Zul Hijjah): “It expiates the sins of the previous year and that of the following year.” (Sahih Muslim)

The 9th Zul Hijjah falls on Thursday, 25th October in South Africa

Question and Answer:
Q. Salaam.Can u make niyyat for multiple people in 1 qurbani(passed away)?Or does it have to be just one. e.g 1 sheep-Nabi(S.A.W) and marhooms

(Question published as received)

A. You may make the intention of the Thawaab (rewards) going to multiple people in one Qurbani animal if it is a Nafl (optional) Qurbani you are performing. When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) performed Qurbani, he ordered two animals. He slaughtered one animal as his Wajib Qurbani and the other as optional on behalf of his entire Ummah (which consinst of millions of individuals).

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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