Sacrifice - By Individual Earners or Household?
  • Question:

    Me and my wife both have our own income from jobs. Normally we do one sacrifice on Eid ul Adha that is either goat or sheep with the intention that this is from both of us. Do we need to do separate sacrifices of 2 goat or sheep one from me and one from my wife?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Qurbani / Udhiyyah sacrifice is required from every individual who owns Zakah Nisab (amount of wealth that causes Zakah to be mandatory on a believer). Thus, in your situation, both husband and wife should render two separate individual goat or sheep for Qurbani (Udhiyyah).

    “Whoever has the [financial] capacity [to offer the sacrifice] and does not offer the sacrifice, they should not come near our place of prayer.” (Ibn Mājah)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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