Two shareholders putting in extra money to bring down the share price in a cow

Q: A family wishes to slaughter a cow for qurbaani. However, some of the members are on a budget. In order to please the parents, can 2 shareholders put in extra to bring down the share price of the others, making it affordable? (e.g. The purchase price of the animal with which the parents are happy is R28 000. 2 shareholders will pay R5000 each and the rest will pay R3600.) Only the 2 shareholders paying more is aware of the extra and keeping it a secret from the others not to offend them and also to keep them happy.

A: The solution in this situation is that the two members of the family should purchase the entire animal and thereafter sell five shares to the other members of the family for the reduced price.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)