Q 4: Is it permissible for us to slaughter the Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) of Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) and Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) in Al-Shara'i` or must it be inside the borders of Al-Haram? We live one kilometer away from Al-Haram.

Is it permissible for a husband or a wife to go to Al-Shara'i` before offering Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj)? Is this place, Al-Shara'i', previously known as the village of Mujahidin, considered part of Al-Haram? Please, explain these matters for me because the rulings of Hajj and `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) are dependent on them and many of the seekers of knowledge differ regarding that. May Allah reward you with the best!

A 4: It is obligatory to slaughter the Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) of Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) and Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) inside the borders of Al-Haram which are marked by the installed banners in all directions. All the terrains inside these borders from the direction of Makkah is part of Al-Haram and what is outside them is not from Al-Haram. Moreover, there is no harm if a pilgrim goes to Al-Shara'i` before offering Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj) due to a need.

May Allah grant us success! May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz