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Narrated Jabir:

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ as saying: Sacrifice only a full-grown animal unless it is difficult for you, in which case sacrifice a lamb.
حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ أَبِي شُعَيْبٍ الْحَرَّانِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرُ بْنُ مُعَاوِيَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏
"‏ لاَ تَذْبَحُوا إِلاَّ مُسِنَّةً إِلاَّ أَنْ يَعْسُرَ عَلَيْكُمْ فَتَذْبَحُوا جَذَعَةً مِنَ الضَّأْنِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Da`eef (Inauthentic)

References

• Sunan Abi Dawood, 2797
• Sunan Abi Dawood, Vol. 3, Book of Sacrifice (Kitab Al-Dahaya), Hadith 2791
• Sunan Abi Dawood, Book of Sacrifice (Kitab Al-Dahaya), Hadith 2791