Commissioning a butcher to slaughter the sacrificial animal on behalf of its
Is it permissible to commission a butcher to slaughter the udhiya (sacrificial animal) on behalf of its owner?
Commissioning a butcher to slaughter the udhiya
It is permissible to commission another, a butcher or otherwise, to slaughter the udhiya on one's behalf.
Evidence from the sunnah
It was mentioned in a raised chain Prophetic report that Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet said, "O Fatima! Go and witness the sacrifice of your udhiya" [Recorded by Al-Hakim]. Despite the weakness of the hadith, scholars have agreed on the validity of acting upon it.
The majority of scholars agreed that it is valid to commission a person from among the People of the Book to slaughter on one's behalf although it is disliked. According to them, it is preferable to perform the slaughter oneself.
Allah the Almighty knows best.