Q: My mum passed away. Can my brother and I do qurbani for her but buy the sheep half and half?
A: Two people may not share in one sheep. This is not valid. A sheep can only be sacrificed by one person. In order for you to make this qurbani on behalf of your mother both of you should purchase the animal. Thereafter, one of you makes the other the full owner of the sheep. The other person will then offer the Nafl Qurbani and makes the Niyyah that the Thawaab of this Nafl Qurbani should go to your mother. In this manner, you too, will be rewarded for giving your share to your brother.
Prepared by: Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai