Q 1: A man told me that he performed Hajj in 1415 A.H. He told me that a pilgrim gave him a sum of money on the first of the Days of Tashriq (11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah) to buy a sacrificial animal for him, as this pilgrim has to offer Dam (atonement required of a pilgrim for a willful violation of a prohibition or obligation while in the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah). However, this man did not buy the sacrificial animal. Now he wants to repent of what he did and asks me what he should do. Therefore, I ask Your Eminence to provide us with the answer for this issue.

A 1: This man has to offer the sacrificial animal he was authorized to slaughter in Makkah as soon as possible and he should distribute the meat among the poor people there. This will make up for it. He also has to repent to Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He).

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 Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz