Ruling on making Qurbani locally or abroad?

Question:
Is it preferable to do Qurbani locally or abroad, in countries like India, Palestine, etc.?

Answer:
Feeding the destitute and needy abroad is indeed meritorious. However, based on the fact that Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ’Alaihi wa Sallam) advised his beloved daughter Faatimah (Radhi-Allaahu anhaa) to personally witness her Qurbani being carried out, it would be more virtuous to perform Qurbani locally.

If an individual has surplus funds to purchase more than one share of Qurbani, then one can consider doing Nafl Qurbani abroad. (Jamiatul Ulama South Africa)

And Allah Knows Best

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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