Q: I intend slaughtering a cow for Qurbani and sell shares in it to others intending Qurbani. I have provisionally sold shares in the same animal and have received payment for one share. Other shareholders have confirmed their shares but have not yet paid. Please advise what is the status of the milk? Can I consume or sell it? Can I keep it for personal use?
A: It is not permissible to take benefit from an animal specifically bought for Qurbani before it is slaughtered, be it the milk, wool or otherwise. If such an animal is milked or sheared then the milk or wool should be given in Sadaqah or proceeds from its sale should be given away in charity to the poor and needy, as per the market value.
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