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Domesticated antelope for Qurbaani and buffalo

Fatwaa ID: 1271

Question:
If a person was able to domesticate any antelope, say for example an impala. Can he slaughter it for qurbani, considering in Pakistan, a buffalo is allowed to be slaughtered for qurbani, but not in South Africa? Please correct me if I am mistaken.

Jazakallahu-Khairan

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. In principle, a qurbaani animal must be from one of the following three families: camel, cow/bull and sheep/goat. Accordingly, qurbaani of an antelope is not permissible even if it is domesticated.
  2. Your premise and anology for the above is incorrect. A buffalo is permissible for qurbaani in all countries, including South Africa.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

11/20/1444 AH – 06/09/2023 CE | AMG1-3143

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (5/69)
وَأَمَّا مَحَلُّ إقَامَةِ الْوَاجِبِ فَهَذَا الْفَصْلُ يَشْتَمِلُ عَلَى بَيَانِ جِنْسِ الْمَحَلِّ الَّذِي يُقَامُ مِنْهُ الْوَاجِبُ وَنَوْعِهِ وَجِنْسِهِ وَسِنِّهِ وَقَدْرِهِ وَصِفَتِهِ؛ أَمَّا جِنْسُهُ فَهُوَ أَنْ يَكُونَ مِنْ الْأَجْنَاسِ الثَّلَاثَةِ الْغَنَمِ أَوْ الْإِبِلِ أَوْ الْبَقَرِ، وَيَدْخُلُ فِي كُلِّ جِنْسٍ نَوْعُهُ وَالذَّكَرُ وَالْأُنْثَى مِنْهُ وَالْخَصِيُّ وَالْفَحْلُ لِانْطِلَاقِ اسْمِ الْجِنْسِ عَلَى ذَلِكَ، وَالْمَعْزُ نَوْعٌ مِنْ الْغَنَمِ، وَالْجَامُوسُ نَوْعٌ مِنْ الْبَقَرِ بِدَلِيلِ أَنَّهُ يُضَمُّ ذَلِكَ إلَى الْغَنَمِ وَالْبَقَرِ فِي بَابِ الزَّكَاةِ وَلَا يَجُوزُ فِي الْأَضَاحِيّ شَيْءٌ مِنْ الْوَحْشِ؛ لِأَنَّ وُجُوبَهَا عُرِفَ بِالشَّرْعِ وَالشَّرْعُ لَمْ يَرِدْ بِالْإِيجَابِ إلَّا فِي الْمُسْتَأْنَسِ؛ فَإِنْ كَانَ مُتَوَلِّدًا مِنْ الْوَحْشِيِّ وَالْإِنْسِيِّ فَالْعِبْرَةُ بِالْأُمِّ فَإِنْ كَانَتْ أَهْلِيَّةً يَجُوزُ وَإِلَّا فَلَا حَتَّى إنَّ الْبَقَرَةَ الْأَهْلِيَّةَ إذَا نَزَا عَلَيْهَا ثَوْرٌ وَحْشِيٌّ فَوَلَدَتْ وَلَدًا فَإِنَّهُ يَجُوزُ أَنْ يُضَحَّى بِهِ، وَإِنْ كَانَتْ الْبَقَرَةُ وَحْشِيَّةً وَالثَّوْرُ أَهْلِيًّا لَمْ يَجُزْ؛ لِأَنَّ الْأَصْلَ فِي الْوَلَدِ الْأُمُّ؛

الفتاوى الهندية (5/297)
 أما جنسه فهو أن يكون من الأجناس الثلاثة الغنم أو الإبل أو البقر ويدخل في كل جنس نوعه والذكر والأنثى منه والخصي والفحل لانطلاق اسم الجنس على ذلك

الفتاوى السراجية (ص 385)
ولا يجوز بالظبي والوعل, الخيل, والحمار الوحش

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