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Ruling regarding the Horns of a Qurbani Animal

Nasihah (Advice): The Immense Value of the First 10 Days of Zul Hijjah

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “There are no days in this world during which worship is more beloved to Allah, Glorious is He, than the (first) ten days (of Zul Hijjah). Fasting one of these days is equivalent to fasting for one year, and one night of them is equal to Lailatul-Qadr.” (Ibn Majah)


Question and Answer:

  1. السلام علیکم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Can the Ulama please assist in the following masala 

* there is a brother who has bought a bull and the bulls horns were removed, you can’t see the horn but just a bit of it ,but it is not sticking out like how a normal cow has, would it be jaaiz to make Qurbani of such an animal?? Also keep in mind that the stub is visible.

Please give me a fatwa regarding the above question. 

جزاكم الله خيرا

(Question published as received)

  1. If an animal was born without horns or its horns were broken off (not uprooted), then such an animal will be eligible for Qurbani. However, if its horns were broken off from the root, or the horn had been uprooted, then it will not be eligible for Qurbani. (Badaai-us-Sanaai’ 5/76)

Hence, in the enquired situation, it will be permissible to slaughter the Bull if its horns had not been uprooted.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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