What are the animals slaughtered for sacrifice?
The qurban, can only be slaughtered from these animals; sheep or goat, cattle and of animals of the camel kind. Buffaloes are also in the cattle family. The male and female of these animals are also slaughtered for the qurban.
A person may slaughter a sheep, goat or cattle for the qurban in their own name or in the name of those people who they are responsible for looking after from a religious standpoint.
Lambs that are six months old but are as fleshy and big as a one year old sheep may also be slaughtered for the qurban.
Seven people, at most, can come together and collectively slaughter a camel or cattle for the qurban. However, these partners must all be Muslim and they must all pay for their share. They must have come together with the intention of slaughtering the qurban for the sake of Allah.
The flaws of the animal for qurban that do not prevent it from being slaughtered for the qurban:
- These animals can be slaughtered for qurban; Animals whose ears have holes in them, who have the tip of their ear cut off, who have half their ear cut off, who have some of their teeth missing, who have their sexual organ twisted.
- These animals can also be slaughtered for qurban; animals that are cross-eyed, crippled, sluggish, mad, who have or do not have horns from birth, whose horn is a little broken.
The flaws of the animal for qurban that prevent it from being slaughetered for the qurban:
- These animals can not be slaughtered for qurban; animals that have one or two blind eyes, most of their teeth have fallen out, who have one or two of their horns broken from the base, who have more than half of their earor tail cut off, who were born with no ear or tail.
- These animals can not be slaughtered for qurban; animals that have the tip of their breast broken off, are very fragile, so sick that they can not stand or take a few steps, crippled to the extent they can not walk.
Source: Fiqh1 (According To The Maliki School Of Islamic Law), Erkam Publications