In this Festive Eid Season, there might be some questions regarding the Act of Qurbani itself. If you are planning on having a sheep for Qurbani, then it’s a must that you are well informed about the specific rules regarding your sheep Qurbani. Here let’s break down the specifics and answer the question of how many Qurbani Shares in a sheep?
Eid Ul Adha is one of the two major religious festivals for Muslims all over the world. Celebrated on the 10th, 11th, and 12th in the month of Zilhaj. In this Eid, we observe the virtue of sacrifice. We remember the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his dearest son in the name of Allah. On Eid ul Adha, we try to imbue that sense of sacrifice for the sake of Allah. Any person who is eligible for Qurbani, sacrifices an animal on this Eid, symbolizing the sacrifice of our inner demons as well as
How Many Shares for a Sheep?
According to economic ability, people can choose from a range of domestic animals of herbivorous nature like cows, goats, sheep, camels, etc. There are strict rules of Qurbani mentioned in the Quran. If you are planning on sacrificing a sheep, it has some differences with the case of larger animals like qurbani share in cow.
In the case of smaller animals such as sheep, it is instructed that the whole animal shall be regarded as one share. There is also the minimum age of the sheep for Qurbani. The sheep’s age has to be a minimum of one year, to be eligible for Qurbani. Also, the sheep in question has to be in healthy shape (no horns, broken, no damaged tail or ear, well-fed and taken care of).
From a Family Perspective
Every Eligible Muslim in the family should give one share of Qurbani. As sheep make up one share of Qurbani, each able family member should give one goat. Qurbani Rules for Husband and wife also follow the same rule. If each of the couples is able they should give one share each. In the case of sheep that is equal to one sheep each. If they have children, parents should give one share on behalf of children.