بِسْمِ ٱللّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
It’s about that time again when the “theories” on how to do your Qurbani is a hot topic of discussion.
My Question is, if you can’t afford it locally, Is it permissible for you to give your Qurbani in another country (Sometimes less 40% of the local cost)?
Perhaps to an organization like Gift of the Needy…
Qurbaani is Waajib (compulsory) on one who has enough wealth separate from his living expenses to purchase an animal for sacrifice and he doesn’t need to be Maalik-e-Nisaab of Zakaat for this purpose.
(Fataawa Razvia, Vol. 20, Kitaabul Udhiyaa; Bahaar-e-Shariah)
Hence if one cannot afford an animal for Qurbaani in his locality, Qurbaani is not Waajib on him. If it is not Waajib upon him locally, it definitely doesn’t become necessary on him to send money to other countries for the Qurbaani to be made on his behalf. Today there are many organizations that offer to make Qurbaani in other countries where the Muslim community is needier of the meat than us. This is a good intention however Muslims who are Muqeem (residents) and Sahib-e-Istitaa’at (having the ability and means) need to understand that the obligation of Qurbaani i.e. the financial ability to purchase the animal, is related to the locality of one’s domicile. One who is Sahib-e-Istitaa’at in relation to Qurbaani must first make his Waajib Qurbaani locally and undoubtedly Nafl(optional) Qurbaani can be made in other countries on his behalf afterwards.
Allah and His Rasool know best
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