All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets. To Proceed:

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has read the letter sent to His Eminency, the General Mufty, from His Eminence the Chief of Legal Courts in Makkah Al-Mukarramah no. 3-2614-346, dated 28/6/1414 A.H., and was referred to the Committee from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars no. 2542 and dated 19/6/1415 A.H.

His Eminence asked about the status of the money drawn from the man who was arrested by the police because he took advantage of the season of Hajj in 1413 A.H. and seized amounts of money from some pilgrims for slaughtering a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) on their behalf but did not fulfill what he was committed to, etc.

After studying the request for Fatwa, the Committee states that the money proven to be the price of a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) should be used for purchasing a Hady. Then, these sacrificed animals are to be slaughtered in Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah) in the present time on behalf of their owners. Yet, purchasing, slaughtering and the distribution of the Hady should be entrusted to two trustworthy deputies.

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