Sacrificing an animal during Hajj


What do the scholars and experts of shari’ah say regarding my situation? I will InshAllah be performing Hajj this year. Will the animal I sacrifice during my Hajj suffice for me or is there another sacrifice I must perform?


It is wajib for a person performing Hajj tamattu’ or Hajj Qiran to sacrifice an animal. This animal must be sacrificed within the haram precinct, including Makkah al-Mukarramah, Mina and Muzdalifah etc.

Apart from this, it is a sunnah to perform a sacrifice to distribute amongst the poor and residents of the blessed city of Makkah. It is also a sunnah to perform a qurbani whether one is performing Hajj or not. For a sunnah sacrifice it is not a condition for it to be performed within the haram precinct. Rather this can be given in one’s hometown, or anywhere where Muslims are struggling and going through difficulty.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

This fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari

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