A defect coming into the animal

Q: An animal which was free from any defect was purchased for Waajib Qurbaani. Later on, before the days of Qurbaani, it's leg broke or some defect occurred which rendered it invalid for Qurbaani. Can such an animal be slaughtered for Qurbaani?

A: Such an animal cannot be slaughtered for Qurbaani.

(ولو اشتراها سليمة ثم تعيبت بعيب مانع) كما مر (فعليه إقامة غيرها مقامها إن) كان (غنيا وإن) كان (فقيرا أجزأه ذلك) (الدر االمختار 6/325)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)