Selling the skin of Qurbani Animals

Nasihah (Advice): Slaughtering the animal with one’s own hands.


Sayyiduna Anas Radiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah () slaughtered two rams, black and white in color (for Qurbani), and I saw him putting his foot on their sides and mentioning Allah’s Name and Takbir (Allahu Akbar). Then he slaughtered them with his own hands. (Bukhari)



Question and Answer


  1. A certain brother sells sheep on the days of Qurbani and also offers the services of slaughtering and slicing. The buyers give him the skin of the animals. Can he sell these skins as he is not the original owner since it was given to him?


  1. A. It is not permissible for the person who has performed Qurbani to sell any part of his Qurbani like the meat or the skin as an Ibaadat has been fulfilled through this animal.


However, if he gives the Qurbani meat or skin to another person as a gift, thereby making him the owner of it, it will be permissible for that person to sell it.


Hence, in the enquired case it would be permissible for the person to whom the skins were gifted to sell the skins if he wishes to do so.

It must be noted that the skins cannot be given to the person in lieu of any service rendered. It must be a separate gift without affecting the price of the services offered. [Hindiyyah 5:301]


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Moosa Salie

Mufti Taahir Hansa


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 


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