(Sheep or Goat)
A small animal counts as 1 share
A large animal counts as 7 shares
(1 Share of a Cow)
You can share a cow with someone else
A whole camel counts as 7 shares
1 Share Camel
(1 Share of a Camel)
You can share a camel with someone else
A Sacrifice For Allah
Following the Footsteps of Ibrahim (as)
'Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you' (Quran 22:37)
What is Qurbani?
On whom Qurbani (udhiyah) is wajib?
Qurbani is wajib on every Muslim who is of sound mind, mature (who has reached the age of puberty), museum (i.e. he is not a traveller) and possesses the amount of fifty-two and a half totals of silver (612-36 grams) or wealth equivalent to that value which is in excess of one’s basic needs. It is not necessary that this amount is in one’s possession for a complete lunar year.
Its possession during the three days of Qurbani will make it obligatory. Qurbani is not incumbent on a child or an insane person, whether they own wealth equivalent to the amount above or not, nor is it wajib upon their guardians to perform it on their behalf. Similarly, it is not wajib on a traveller.
It is highly virtuous for one on whom Qurbani is not wajib to offer sacrifice for the pleasure of Allah. He will be eligible for all the reward mentioned in the hadeeth.
During the days of Qurbani, sadaqah and charity cannot compensate for Qurbani.
Qurbani is a unique ibadah. Just as Zakah cannot compensate for Hajj, or Sawm (fasting) cannot compensate for salaat (prayer), similarly, the charity cannot compensate for Qurbani.
However, if the days of Qurbani had passed, and it was not offered due to not knowing, negligence or for some other valid reason, then it becomes wajib to give in sadaqah the price of one Qurbani animal.
If a traveller returned home or a person acquired the required wealth on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah (the fifth day of Hajj) before sunset, it will be wajib upon him to perform Qurbani.