Is it permissible for a person

Q 1: many years ago, I performed Hajj but I did not slaughter a sacrificial animal on account of lack of provisions. I was then told to observe Sawm (fast) for three days during Hajj in addition to another seven days after returning home. However, I forgot to observe Sawm (fast) for three days during Hajj as well as the other seven days after returning home. What shall I do, may Allah reward you well?

A: You will be liable to observe Sawm for ten days if you performed Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) or Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between). However, if you performed (Part No. 11; Page No. 389) Ifrad Hajj (performing Hajj only) preceded by no performance of `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) during the months of Hajj, you will be liable to neither slaughtering a sacrificial animal nor observance of Sawm. However, if you now can afford a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) so that you or your trustworthy nominee may slaughter it in Makkah, it will suffice you and you will not have to observe Sawm.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.