Q: Thirteen years ago, my wife and I performed Hajj with the intention of Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between). However, we did not offer Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) because of our ignorance. What should we do now, taking into consideration that I am about four hundred and fifty kilometers away from Makkah? Is it permissible to pay the price of the sacrificial animal to the Kingdom's project for benefiting from the Hady meat, or should I slaughter it by myself?

A: You have to offer a Hady that meets the same conditions for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims), i.e. a six-month-old sheep or a one-year-old goat, and slaughter it in Makkah, and distribute one third of its meat among the poor people of the Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah). You should offer the Hady as soon as possible, once you know the ruling, whether or not you are in the season of Hajj.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz