Doing Qurbani Abroad

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Q: Is it allowed to send money abroad for a portion of a cow during Eid al adha? Locally the animal is available but the price of sending money is cheaper? People tends to send money abroad rather than do it in our own country. I wanted to know if you need to be near your cow when you are doing the sacrifice?

A:
It is permissible to send the money for Qurbani abroad. One does not have to be present when the Qurbani is made.

Moulana Yusuf Laher