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Q: How old should the qurbani animal be?


goat/sheep/ram - 1 year or older
bull/buffalo/cow/ox - 2 years or older
camel - 5 years or older
Animals younger than the prescribed age are not suitable for Qurbani.

A sheep that is more than six months old but less than a year, and physically appears to be a year old will suffice for Qurbani.

A cow, bull, buffalo or camel will suffice for seven persons provided no single share is less than one seventh and the intention of all partners is to attain reward and not merely to benefit from the meat.

Animals chosen for Qurbani should be healthy and free from defects.


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