I want to ask how many shares I must slaughter in an ox
i want to ask that how many shares are must in an ox slaughter? please tell me in detail? thank you
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:
An ox, like a cow, buffalo and similar animals contains seven shares, a single share is enough to fulfil the obligation for one person, it is not necessary to take all seven shares for your slaughter to be valid.
Hadhrat Jaabir Radhiallaahu `Anhu said that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “A cow (suffices) for seven (people), and a camel (suffices) for seven (people).” – Sunan Abu Daawood. [i]
Hadhrat Jaabir Radhiallaahu `Anhu also said: “We would make Tamattu` (`Umrah & Hajj in one journey) during the lifetime of Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam slaughtering a cow for seven people and a camel for seven people while sharing in it.” – Sunan Abu Daawood. [ii]
So you can have six other people join you in slaughtering an ox, provided that their intentions are to gain closeness to Allaah and not for the sake of the meat.
Imaam Al-Kaasaanee Rahimahullaah says in Badaa’i `us Sanaa’i`: “If seven people become partners in a camel or cow, all of them intending gaining closeness to Allaah by means of Udh`hiyyah and other types besides it that is done for gaining closeness to Allaah (e.g. such as the animals that are sacrificed as penalties on Hajj) but one of their intentions is only to get meat thereby (and not for any religious reason), then none of their sacrifice will be permissible, not the one intending Udh’hiyyah nor any of the others who intended gaining closeness to Allaah.” [iii]
And Allaah knows best.
Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.
Wednesday 22nd Dhul Hijjah 1433 – 7th November 2012.
[i]عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: الْبَقَرَةُ عَنْ سَبْعَةٍ، وَالْجَزُورُ عَنْ سَبْعَةٍ. – رواه الإمام أبو داود رحمه الله في سننه بسند صحيح.
[ii]عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ: «كُنَّا نَتَمَتَّعُ فِي عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَذْبَحُ الْبَقَرَةَ عَنْ سَبْعَةٍ، وَالْجَزُورَ عَنْ سَبْعَةٍ نَشْتَرِكُ فِيهَا. – رواه الإمام أبو داود رحمه الله في سننه بسند صحيح.