Calculating the age of an animal for qurbaani according to the Islamic date

Q: We slaughter goats for Qurbaani. We understand that a goat needs to be one year old. Must it be an Islamic year, or English?

The farmer gave us the date of the birth of this goat, and it was born on the same date as Eid (Islamic date), exactly a year ago. So it's exactly 1 year old, must we still check if it was born in the morning or afternoon, to make make sure we dont slaughter it before time?

A: According to the Islamic year.

To clear yourself of doubt, do the qurbani the next day.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)