A: If a person performs the `Umrah in the months of Hajj before performing Hajj and is not a resident of Makkah, they should offer the Hady that Allah ordains in the Ever-Glorious Qur'an. This is a sheep meeting the same conditions for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) that should be slaughtered in Mina or Makkah, or one seventh of a cow, or one seventh of a camel. If a person is unable to afford it, they should fast for three days during Hajj and seven days after returning to their families. If they cannot fast, the Hady will remain required of them and this obligation will not be discharged by feeding the Miskins, for there is no evidence to support this point. Therefore, we cannot draw Qiyas (analogy) between this person and the person who is permanently unable to fast during Ramadan because the `Illah (effective cause) is different in the two rulings.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
|Salih Al-Fawzan||`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan||`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah Al Al-Shaykh|