Qurbaani for an unmarried girl

Q: I am a 25 year old unmarried woman (will get married in a few months). My parents passed away a few years ago and I don't have any other siblings. I live with a relative in very good condition. I am presently working with a medium level salary and I have a little inherited gold and a savings as well.

Please tell me if Qurbani is fardh on me? Some people say it's not because I'm an unmarried orphan, some say it is because I'm independent and earning myself.

A: If you have savings and you own the nisaab of zakaat then you should do the qurbani.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)