Equal distribution of the qurbaani animal

Q: Alhamdulillah my parents had slaughtered a cow for Eid which they included shares for myself, my daughter and my wife. I had told them that I would pay for my share as I wanted to pay for my waajib qurbani.

1. Although I asked my mother earlier, she had only given me the price of the qurbani on the day it was slaughtered. As I did not have the bank details I could not make the payment before it was slaughtered. Can I still pay my parents for my qurbani?

2. It is my understanding that my father paid for the qurbani while my mother handles the distribution and my father does not mind. My mother has told us on a few occasions that we should let her know whatever we want from the cow. Should there be any extra caution exercised to ensure that no interest(ribaa) is given or taken?


1. Since they purchased the animl on your behalf, you should pay them for it.

2. Each partner should receive his complete share. It is not permissible for any partner to take more or less than his share. However, the Fuqaha have ruled that if the trotters, skin or head are included in the shares with the meat, an equal distribution of the meat will not be necessary.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)