Poor person's Qurbaani animal becoming invalid for Qurbaani

Q: A poor person (upon whom Qurbaani was not waajib) purchased an animal free from any defect but later on its leg broke or some defect occurred which rendered it invalid for Qurbaani. Can the poor person slaughter such an animal for Qurbaani?

A: The poor person can slaughter such an animal 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 ص325 ج6)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)