Q: If a Mutamatti` (pilgrim performing `Umrah during the months of Hajj, followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) did not slaughter Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) nor observed Sawm (Fast) for three days during Hajj and seven days after going home and two years have passed, what should this person do? What is the ruling on his Hajj? Is it invalid?

A: The Hajj of this person is valid. He did wrong when he delayed slaughtering the Hady on its prescribed days, namely the days of `Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of the Sacrifice), 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah. He should now slaughter a Hady meeting the same conditions for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) in Makkah as compensation. He should also repent to Allah (Exalted be He) and seek His Forgiveness for delaying slaughtering the Hady. If he is unable to afford slaughtering a Hady, he should fast for ten days.

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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Bakr Abu Zayd `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh Salih Al-Fawzan `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz