Sharing does not means to distribute your share of the animal’s meat with others, it also has a meaning that throws light on the share of the animal that is to be sacrificed and apportioned among people. Nowadays people cannot afford to purchase qurbani animal which is very expensive for the ones who want to follow this Sunnah but financial problems hinder their wish to be fulfilled as to please ALLAH Almighty.
From the sunnah we are taught how an animal can be shared by many. Sheep, goat or ram constitutes just one share i.e no other person can add his share of money in buying it. However, for cow and camel it is seven people who can contribute and thus perform qurbani at the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. This method of adding one’s share in the animal which is to be slaughtered, benefits all from it whether some of them did not had the intention of qurbani and only wanted a share from the sacrificial animal’s meat. From many resources it has been traced down that in a sheep, goat or lamb our beloved Prophet Muhammad is not found to had let two people sharing one animal. Nevertheless, animals i.e cow and camel can permissibly uphold seven shares at a time. The seven members can be of the same family or else others can also be facilitated by this way in performing this sacred act as to commemorate Hazrat Ibrahim’s sacrifice of his most precious possession.
It is a really great thing for people who in their hearts know of the importance and the reward that is promised by ALLAH when one sacrifices animal solely as to prove of his love and submission of will to HIM. Therefore, sharing in sacrifice is permissible and each one is opportune to perform qurbani by willingly and the budget that allows them to purchase an animal for this holy event.
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