Q: Ten years ago, my parents performed Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) and offered one Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims), due to their ignorance of the rulings on Hady. Is this permissible? Please guide us. May Allah reward you with the best!

A: They have to offer another Hady that meets the same conditions for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims), and slaughter it in Makkah at anytime, and distribute the meat among the poor. They have the choice to eat the meat themselves or give presents from it, if they wish.

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'
Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz