A man combined Hajj and `Umrah

Q: I entered the state of ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) with the intention of performing Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between), and I ended the state of ihram after offering Salat-ul-`Eid (the Festival Prayer) and after throwing the pebbles (at the pebble-throwing area during Hajj). However, I did not slaughter Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims); what should I do now? I performed this Hajj twenty three years ago. Please advise, may Allah guide you always.

A: If the case is as you mentioned, that you performed Qiran Hajj, and you did not slaughter Hady, you should do it in Makkah whether you do it yourself or through a trusted authorized person, as Allah says, Then if you are in safety and whosoever performs the ‘Umrah in the months of Hajj, before (performing) the Hajj, (i.e. Hajj-at-Tamattu‘ and Al-Qirân), he must slaughter a Hady such as he can afford (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2: 196). If you cannot slaughter Hady, you should observe Sawm (fasting) (Part No. 11; Page No. 372) for ten days, whether consecutively or separately. You should hasten to do this as soon as possible.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.