Is it permissible for a woman to slaughter while menstruating?

Question:
My wife usually performs her Qurbani at home with her own hands. On this Eid, she is due to have her menses on the day of Eid. Is it permissible for her to slaughter in this state?

Answer:
It is permissible for your wife to slaughter the Qurbani animal in the state of menstruation. The Qurbani will be valid. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah Vol: 14, Pg: 353, 1413 ed, ad-Durrul Muntaqa, Vol: 4, Pg: 154, D.K.I)

It is important to note that females should not slaughter in the presence of non-Mahrams.

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Confirmation:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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