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Qurbani overseas when Eid dates differ

Nasihah (Advice): Sayyiduna Ibn Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “A Muslim is a brother to the next Muslim, he does not cause him any harm nor does he hand him over to the enemy. He who assists his Muslim brother in the time of need, Allah will assist him in the time of need. He who removes any difficulty from his Muslim brother, Allah will remove obstacles from his path and he who conceals the faults of his Muslim brother, Allah will conceal his faults on the day of Qiyamah”. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: 2442)
Question and Answer:
Q. We live in US our eid is on 6th nov we give qurbani in Pakistan or India and usually they have eid 2 days after our,if they slaughter on 2nd or 3rd day of eid will our qurbani be valid?
A. The Fuqahaa have stated that it is preferable that one slaughters the Qurbani with one’s own hands or at least witness his Qurbani being slaughtered in front of him. Nevertheless, if you have your Qurbani done overseas, it will be valid and permissible.
If you have your animal slaughtered overseas (eg; in Pakistan or India) and the day of Eid is one day before or after Eid in your country (USA), the country in which the animal is slaughtered will be taken into consideration. Therefore, if the day of Eid falls one or two days before USA in India or Pakistan and the Qurbani animal is slaughtered on that day, the Qurbani will be valid.  (ad-Durrul Mukhtar, Vol: 6, Pg: 318, Darul Fikr)
والمعتبر مكان الأضحية لا مكان من عليه
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed



Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) 

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