Q: We are ten students who performed Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) two years ago. It was our obligatory Hajj and we slaughtered a camel on behalf of all of us depending on the Hadiths nos. (904) and (905), Chapter "What is reported in participating in a camel and a cow" from the chapters of the Hajj of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) in the Book of Hadith of Sunan (Hadith compilations classified by jurisprudential themes) Al-Tirmidhy. What is the ruling on our Hajj? Is there anything required of us?

A: Your Hajj is valid, in sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills). You are obliged to slaughter three rams in Makkah because each one of you is committed to a Fidyah (ransom). A camel is sufficient for seven people according to the Hadith reported on the authority of Jabir who said: Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) commanded us to become seven partners (in the sacrifice) of a camel and a cow. (Related by Muslim) Imam Al-Tirmidhy said: "The opinion adopted by knowledgeable Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and others is that a camel or a cow is sufficient for seven."

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'
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Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah Al Al-Shaykh