Before her death, my mother asked

Q: My grandmother and her son bequeathed to offer Ud-hiyahs (sacrificial animals offered by non-pilgrims) on behalf of each one of them. The revenue of their properties will not be sufficient to offer Ud-hiyahs on their behalf. The revenue will be sufficient to offer only one Ud-hiyah on their behalf. Is it permissible to gather the revenue of the two properties to buy one Udhiyah instead of two? Or should we wait until the revenue of each one of them becomes sufficient to offer one Ud-hiyah, even it takes many years?

A: If one bequeaths to offer Ud-hiyah on his behalf after his death within one third of his property, it will be an obligatory bequeath if there is sufficient money to buy Ud-hiyah. If money is not sufficient for one Ud-hiyah, it is not permissible to gather this revenue with the revenue of a similar case to offer one Ud-hiyah for both of them. Ud-hiyah is an act of worship. Each one of them bequeaths to offer Ud-hiyah on his behalf. If the bequeathed money is not sufficient to offer Ud-hiyah, it will not be permissible to gather this money with money of a similar case to offer one Ud-hiyah because (Part No. 11; Page No. 423) the text of the will is similar to legal texts of Shari`ah with regard to understanding and indication.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.