Assalamualaikum Wr Wb
Ustadz, I’d like to ask you regarding to watch qurbani slaughter. Is it essential for us to watch it directly? So how about entrusting it to others?
Anti, watching it directly is not an obligatory but a sunnah as many Ulama agree (read at Al-Fiqh al-Islami wa Adillatuha, Wahbah Zuhaili: 3/625). Syaikh DR. Muhammad Al-Najd said, “Watching qurbani slaughter is a sunnah, and I’ve never known an Ulama that said it as an obligatory”.
The hadith that explains the issue is weak as Syaikh Al-Bani claims in his book Dhaif Al-Targhib wa al-Tarhib dan Silsilah Al-Ahadits al-Dhaifah.
Therefore, it is right for us not to watch it directly because of several reasons such as entrusting it to others or institutions.
Wallahu a’lam bi ash shawwab.