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Qurbani of castrated animal

Question and Answer:

Q. Is it permissible to do Qurbani of a castrated animal?

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)

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