Qurbāni of castrated animals


Mufti Mohammad Taha Karaan


May one sacrifice (qurbān) an animal that has been castrated?


Yes, it is permissible to sacrifice an animal which has been castrated, because as far as an animal is concerned, for the sacrifice, that animal should be healthy and free from physical deficiencies which would cause a deficiency in the quality and quantity of the flesh. Castration is not seen as a physical deficiency of this type.

It is mentioned in the hadith that the Prophet ﷺ sacrificed two large, fat, horned, black-and-white castrated rams.

قال الخطيب الشربيني في (مغني المحتاج): ويجوز خصي لأنه صلى الله عليه وسلم ضحى بكبشين مأجوين أي خصيين رواه الإمام أحمد وأبو داود وغيرهما والخصي ما قطع خصيتاه أي جلدتا البيضتين مثنى خصية وهو من النوادر والخصيتان البيضتان وجبر ما قطع منه زيادة لحمه طيبا وكثرة. 


وﷲ تعالى أعلم

And Allah knows best

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