Regarding this issue, the eminent Muslim scholar and renowned Da`iyah, Sheikh `Abdel Khaliq Hasan Ash-Shareef, said:

“First of all, we’d like to clarify that the goat which is supposed to be sacrificed should have reached the required age, which is one year. One goat is sacrificed on behalf of one person, but seven people can team up in offering one cow or camel.

However, it is not required for the head of the household to offer a separate sacrifice for every member of the house, rather one sacrifice (goat or sheep) would be sufficient for the whole family.”