Which Animals are not Permissible to Sacrifice during Eid Ul Adha?


Which animals are not permissible to sacrifice during Eid ul Adha?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


The following animals are prohibited for sacrifice during Eid ul Adha:

  • Blind, one eyed or has lost one third or more of its eyesight.
  • Lost a third of the ear. Similarly, the animal which has no ear from birth.
  • Animals whose horn or both horns have been broken off from its root.
  • Leg being lame to the extent that it walks on three legs only, and is unable to use the fourth leg.
  • Lean and thin that it has no marrow.
  • Weak that it cannot walk to the place of slaughtering on its own.
  • No teeth or lost most of its teeth.(Shaami Vol .6 pg 323)

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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