Forgot the Dua While Slaughtering

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Posted: 29 Zul-Qa'dah 1423, 1 February 2003

Q.) Once during Qurbani, I forgot to recite the actual dua while cutting the goat's neck and recited Bismillahir Rehman ir Raheem. Is it OK to recite this or do I need to give any sadqa or anything else for this ? [Omer]

A.) Your slaughtering is valid and the slaughtered animal is halal. You do not have to give any Sadaqah, etc. for this. And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best