Performing one qurbaani for the whole family


1. Is one qurbani valid for whole family living under one roof?

2. I have heard that qurbani is wajib but I have seen many aalim's videos who say qurbani is Sunnat-e-Ebrahimi. So if a person does not do it, its not a sin as its a sunnah act, is it true?

3. I do not earn and I am dependent on my father but I did have some savings, was qurbani wajib on me though I gave that money to my mother 3 days before eid as I feared sin. 


1. No. This is not true.

2. When we say sunnat-e-Ibraheem we refer to it being his practice. We don't refer to it being an optional deed. Qurbaani is wajib.

3. There is no sin.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)