I have a questions regarding qurbani.

In our countries (like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) people attribute 7 people to a sacrifice of a buffalo or camel, and 1 person to a goat/sheep. Is there any reason behind that or not? Is there any hadith about that?

I don't have any idea whether Saudi or any Middle East countries use any names or not.


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That's a well-known rule for sacrifice: a buffalo or a camel can be shared by seven people.

Sahih Muslim | The Book of Pilgrimage

Chapter: It is permissible to share in the sacrifice, and a camel or a cow is sufficient for seven people

Jabir b. 'Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him) reported:

In the year of Hudaibiya (6 H ), we, along with Allah's Messenger (way peace be upon him), sacrificed a camel for seven persons and a cow for seven persons.


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