Message No : 58Sr.No : 1596/749
Question By : Suhail Ahmad

Is the castrated animal faulty? Can we slaughter emasculated animal in the sacrifice of Zilhijja? Did prophet (saws) or his companion ever consume the flesh of castrated animal? Please reply in the light of the Quran and Hadith. , DI018


Reply By : Mufti Jaseemuddin Qasmi
Designation : Coordinator Online Darul Ifta, MMERC, Mumbai 

The flesh of a castrated animal is better than a normal animal. [Fatawa Alamgiri 5/299] This is because the stink goes away from the flesh after castrating and the flesh grows tastier. Prophet (saws) also sacrificed a castrated animal. As a hadith reads: It was narrated from ˇ®Aishah and Abu Hurairah that when the Messenger of Allah (saws) wanted to offer a sacrifice, he brought two large, fat, horned, black-and-white, castrated rams. He slaughtered one on behalf of his nationˇ­[ Sunan Ibn Majah: Hadith 3122]
So, castrated animal is not a faulty and it can be sacrificed. And prophet (saws) slaughtered it and so he must have eaten too.
And Allah knows the be

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