Toward the month of Dhu al-Hijjah many of us are looking for Qurbani animals. Apparently there are some requirements of a decent animal for being Qurbani animals.
Among the requirements for slaughtering qurbani animals, the animal needs to meet the following criteria:
- Including Al-An’am, the meaning of al-an’am are farm animals such as camels, cows and goats. While poultry such as chickens, ducks, ducks, geese, rabbits and the like, excluding al-an’am.
The argument is the word of Allah: We have appointed a rite for every nation, that they may commemorate God’s name over the livestock He has provided for them. Your God is One God, so to Him submit, and announce good news to the humble.. (Surat al-Hajj: 34)
2. Tsaniyah, an animal that has been dislodged one of his teeth (tsaniyyah). The meaning of teeth is one of the teeth of all four front teeth, ie two under and two above. May be males or females even though the preferred male because it can keep the population.
3. No defects
A. Not Blind, the animal should not be the blind, or there is a severe flaw in the eyes.
B. Not Sick, animals that are severely ill should not be used as udhiyah slaughter animals.
C. Not Cut, either cut off one of his legs or more than one foot. Likewise, the animal is not an animal cut off its nipple or has dried. Nor should animals be clipped buttocks, tail, ears, nose and others.
D. Not Lame, animals with broken legs to limp and unable to walk to the slaughterhouse, including animals that should not be made as animal offerings.
E. Not Thin, skinny animals certainly not worthy to be made offerings to Allah SWT. In addition, when the animal is thin, the meat certainly becomes less so that it cannot be used as one source of food.
F. Not Eating dirt, animals that eat dirt and unclean objects certainly should not be eaten meat, except after experiencing quarantine. And less worthy to be made offerings to Allah SWT.