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Goat for Qurbaani and wife

Fatwaa ID: 1235

Assalamu alaikum, for qurbani, if a man is married and he wants to buy a goat. Does he need to buy another goat for his wife’s behalf? Or is one ok

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

According to the Hanafi legal school, one goat or sheep is valid for one person only. One goat will not suffice on behalf of a couple. In the enquired situation, if the wife is liable for Qurbaani, then an additional goat or cow share will have to purchased for her. It should be noted that it is not obligatory on the husband to purchase it for the wife. The obligation is on her. However, if he voluntarily and willingly chooses to buy and do the qurbaani on her behalf, then that is permissible.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

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