Important ruling regarding joint Qurbani
important that the meat from a sacrificed cow is weighed. Estimating it
is not allowed. It is not enough to happily forgive each other if
someone gets more or less.
(mulakhkhas az Bahar-e-Shariat, Part 15, P136)
if everyone lives in one house and will sit together and eat or if
someone does not want their share, it is not necessary to weigh the
The Heelah of distributing meat by estimation
If the participants want to take their share of the meat, then to avoid
the trouble of weighing the meat, there are two heelay (ways) about it.
After the slaughter, give the entire meat of the cow as a gift to a
mature adult Muslim who did not have a share in their Qurbani. This
Muslim is permitted to distribute the meat on the basis of estimation.
The second method is easier. Scholars'
say that at the time of distributing the meat, if you include another
part (e.g. heart, liver, brain etc.) inside the meat, it can also be
divided and distributed on the basis of estimation. But while
distributing, it is important that every person gets a part of
everything (heart, liver, spleen, head and feet etc.).
(dur-e-mukhtaar ma' rad-dul-muhtaar, V9, P460)
If a lot of things are added, it is not necessary to give a part of
every one. It is enough to just give one thing with the meat. For
example, if the spleen, liver and head and feet are added, it is enough
to give one person the spleen with the meat, another person the liver,
the head to someone else and the feet to someone else. It is also
permissible to give a bit of each part to every person.
Guidelines for the joint Qurbani institutions
Those religious, social and welfare centres who with the blessed
enthusiasm of serving the Muslims, arrange for joint Qurbani are
politely requested that when distributing the meat of a cow among
participants, always remember the Islamic laws & rulings. In'shaa Allah
you will be
prosperous in both worlds.
Guidelines for those having their Qurbani done
Please pay attention; this is a Shari' matter. Your Qurbani could be
wasted through carelessness and hence make you sinful. Therefore, only
contact those Sunni centres which are very precautious and careful of
the Shari' rulings that are applicable. Whoever you authorise for your
share, instead of demanding it from him, permit and authorise him in the
following described way. In'shaa Allah
, this way,
both people will not be endangered of sinning, otherwise, even the
slightest bit of carelessness and
neglect can result in sins. As a precautious method, the following
should be said (or even better if read) if you are having Qurbani done
by an institute or centre, 'I give full permission for the expense of
purchasing the Qurbani animal to its slaughter (e.g. travel fare,
animal's nourishment, wage of the butcher etc. and its meat, skin,
chain, rope, bells etc.) to be given to whoever it seems necessary and
any money left over to spent on any permissible task.' (By acting upon
all participants will remain safe from
committing sin.) When the Qurbani is done, your deputy (one you
authorised to perform your Qurbani) is allowed to give you the amount of
meat he wishes, and generally speaking they do give the meat, besides,
what are they going to do with so much meat!