Q 10: Is it permissible for every seven pilgrims who intend to perform Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between)
to share in offering a camel as a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) and will it be sufficient for all of them or does each one of them have to offer a sheep?
It is permissible for every seven people to share in offering a camel either as a Hady or as Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) if this camel has reached the age of five in which case Arabs describe it as a Thaniy (a five-year-old camel). A sheep is sufficient for one person if it is six months old while a goat is sufficient for one person if it is one year old. (Part No. 11; Page No. 379) One seventh of a camel or a cow is sufficient for a person who performs Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) or Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) and is also sufficient for a person who offers Ud-hiyah. This is based on the Hadith reported on the authority of
Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) enjoined us to have each seven of us sharing in offering a camel or a cow as sacrifice.
Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim.
In another narration, he said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said to them:
Let every seven persons join in a camel or a cow for offering sacrifice.
Al-Barqany in his Sahih
according to the conditions of Al-Bukhari and Muslim. In another narration, Jabir said:
We joined the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) in Hajj and `Umrah and seven persons shared in the sacrifice of an animal. A person said to
Jabir: Can seven persons share in the sacrifice of a cow as they share in a camel? He said: It is also a sacrifice.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.