Q: A man set out to offer Hajj and had only little money not sufficient for offering Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims), and so he was under obligation to fast three days during Hajj and seven when he returns home. Now, when he returned home, he fasted four days only and three days remained. Several years elapsed without fasting them. What should he do regarding these days? Kindly explain this matter for us.

A: The man in question is obligated to make up for the remaining days which he had to fulfil in place of the sacrifice of Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between), which is the three days. These days are a debt on him and he should fear Allah and complete what he is obligated to do.

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

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