(Qurbaani-Hanafi Fiqh)

Ages of different animals permitted for Udhiyyah        (Qurbaani-Hanafi Fiqh)

One of the main aspects for the validity of Qurbani is the age of the animal being slaughtered. For reference purpose, the ages have been mentioned in the following table.

  Ages of different animals permitted for Udhiyyah (Qurbaani)
1.         Camel 5 yrs. old or more
2.        Cow 2 yrs. old or more
3.        Buffalo 2 yrs. old or more
4.        Sheep 1 yr. old or more
5.        Goat 1 yr. old or more

Note: If the sheep is less than one year but looks like one year, it will be permissible to slaughter it for Qurbaani. However, this applies to sheep only.

Any animal not according to the above-mentioned ages will not be suitable for Qurbani.

The Madrasah’s Legacy

The madrasah is not an insignificant institute. The flame of Īmān (faith) is first kindled in the madrasah. The light of Īmān first permeates the heart of a Muslim child in this environment. It teaches our young children moral values.

It is in the madrasah where we learned that to lie is a very great evil and that we should always speak the truth. It warned us against the use of bad language and that stealing, cheating and oppressing people are wrong. The madrasah taught us not to be a thorn in the side of our parents and to care for the elderly, orphans and widows. It was in the madrasah that we learned that we should be kind to our neighbours, be they Muslim or non-Muslim.

The madrasah even taught us things that we do as adults without paying attention to them, like the simple yet rewarding act of removing an obstacle from a path. The good morals and character we take credit for as adults were acquired through the madrasah. All the teachings we are familiar with and today practice in our lives spring from there.

Salah with Jamaat

“There are many who perform their Salah regularly but are not very particular about Salah with Jamaat. Shariah emphasizes on performing salah with Jamaat.

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Umar (RA) narrates that he heard the Prophet ﷺ saying, “A Salah with Jamaat is 27 times superior to Salah performed individually.”

Hadhrat Anas bin Malik (RA) narrates that he heard Rasulullah ﷺ, “A person who in all sincerity is constant with Salah in jamaat for 40 days without missing the first Takbeer receives two rewards: one for deliverance from hell and the other for freedom from Nifaq (hypocrisy).”