my goat is stolen or lost i dont know ? what should i do now 3 days left in qurbani from now on , please reply fast as you could thankyou
If Qurbani was Wajib (obligatory) upon you and the animal that you had purchased for the purpose of Qurbani got lost then you should buy another goat/sheep and slaughter it for the Qurbani. In the meantime if you find the lost animal within the three days of Qurbani then you should slaughter the other one as well and it is considered Mustahab (not Wajib). If you can not afford to purchase another animal then you will be absolved from the duty of Qurbani.
If Qurbani was never Wajib (obligatory) upon you from beginning and you were just offering it to get the reward of Qurbani then it is not Wajib upon you to purchase another animal and slaughter it. However, if you do find your animals within the three days of Qurbani then you should slaughter it. If the animal was found after the days of Qurbani then either the animal should be given in Sadaqah or its cash value. (Jawahirul-Fiqh)
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America
9 Dhul-Hijjah 1432/ November 6 2011