Touching the qurbaani animal before slaughtering and making intention for qurabaani

Q: I would like to sacrifice a sheep for qurbani this year. Is it necessary for me to be present at the sacrifice and to touch the animal prior to sacrifice? Is it sufficient for me to make the intention and ask my father to complete the qurbani on my behalf?

A: No.

Yes

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)