Who is obliged to offer the Qurbani (Sacrifice)? Is it permissible for a housewife who has an income?
In order for it to be obligatory or Sunnah to offer Qurbani, it is stipulated that the one who offers it should be independent of means, in that the price of the Qurbani is surplus to his needs and the needs of those on whom he spends. If a Muslim has a salary that comes to him every month, and this salary is sufficient for him and he has surplus money which he can afford the price of the Qurbani, then in this case it is prescribed for him to offer Qurbani. The Qurbani is prescribed for the members of the household, because the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: The people of each household should offer Qurbani every year. (Ahmad) There is no difference between men and women in this regard. If a woman is living on her own or with her children, then they should offer the Qurbani. This is the view of Shaf’i School of Thought.