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f:193 -    Sacrifice of castrated animal
Country : Hyderabad,
Name : Muhammad Shams Uz Zuha
Question:     I offered the Qurbani of a castrated (Khasi-Urdu).  Some people told me that castration is a defect and a defective animal cannot be used for Qurbani.  I am worried whether my Qurbani is valid or not?

Answer:     Surely, for sacrifice, an animal which is free of all defects must be selected.  As far as castration is concerned, in animals castration is not concerned a defect, so the sacrifice of such an animal is perfectly valid.  In fact, the sacrifice of such an animal carries more excellence.  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) sacrificed castrated goats.  As given in this Hadith of Sunan Ibn Majah:

Translation:  It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrat 'Aisha Siddiqua and Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be well pleased with them) that whenever the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would decide to sacrifice animals, He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would select 2 plump, horned, spotted and castrated goats and would sacrifice one on the behalf of those people of the Ummah who testified to the Oneness of Allah Most High and the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and another on behalf of Himself and His family. (Sunan Ibn Majah, Pg No. 225/226, Hadith No: 313)

As given in Fatawa A'alamgiri, Vol. 5, Pg No. 499.

It is given in Tabyeen Ul Haqaiq, Vol. 6, Kitab Ul Azhiya, Pg No. 479:

Translation: Hadhrat Imam Azam Abu Hanifa (May Allah be well pleased with him) said that the sacrifice of a castrated animal carries more excellence, as its meat is excellent and tasty.

The aforementioned Hadith and rulings of the scholars show that castration of an animal is not a defect and its sacrifice is permissible, correct and better.  Therefore, rest assured that your sacrifice is valid.

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