Being present for the Qurbaani of one's animal

Q: In the case where a person appoints someone to slaughter his Qurbaani animal on his behalf, will it be preferable for him to be present?

A: It is better for one to be present at the time his Qurbaani animal is being slaughtered. However, in the case of women if there is fear that the laws of purdah will be violated, then she should not be present.

وإن كان لا يحسنه فالأفضل أن يستعين بغيره ولكن ينبغي أن يشهدها بنفسه ( الفتاوى الهندية ص300 ج5 )

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)