Is Qurbani permissible for an unborn child?
Our daughter is due to give birth within another four months.
Is it permissible for my husband and I to make Qurbani for our unborn grandchild?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Qurbani is Wajib upon a Muslim who:-
1) Possesses the Nisab from after the Eid Salat on the 10th of Zul – Hijjah to before the sun sets on the 12th of Zul Hijjah.
2) Is Baligh (has attained the age of maturity according to Shariah)
3) Is not regarded as a traveller according to Shariah.
It is not permissible to offer Qurbani on behalf of an unborn child.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub