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Vow to do udhiyah with domestic animal but the animal dies


Assalamu Alaykum. May Allah accept your good deeds. My question is as follows:

If someone vows to sacrifice a goat that has just born in his home today as udhiyah and few months later the goat dies in illness before the day of Eid ul Adha, should he expiate for the vow or still sacrifice buying another goat?

Jazak Allaahu Khayran


Wa alaykum salaam

Thank you for your question.

According to Ayatullah Sistani, your vow is nullified. The ruling is :

5. It should be possible for him to act upon his oath. And if he was able to act upon the oath when he took it, but became incapable of acting upon it later, the oath becomes nullified from the time he became incapable of acting upon it, provided that he did not incapacitate himself purposely. And the same rule applies if acting upon one’s vow, oath, or covenant, involves unbearable hardship.
Sukaina Taqawi.