Q: We are three brothers who are married and have children except for our youngest brother. We live in different districts in
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A long time ago, our father died (may Allah be merciful to him) and we did not distribute the inheritance at the time. We and our mother who lives with the youngest brother gather in the house of our eldest brother on `Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of the Sacrifice). Each of us offers Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) for himself and his household.
Is one Ud-hiyah sufficient
for all of us in this case? Or should each one of us offer Ud-hiyah? Should our mother offer Ud-hiyah for herself or be included in our Ud-hiyah? Appreciate your guidance, may Allah reward you!
If the case is as you have described in the question, (Part No. 11; Page No. 412) this act is good. As long as you are family men who live in different districts in Saudi Arabia and assemble in the house of the eldest brother with your mother to offer one Ud-hiyah for each of you, your act conforms with the Sunnah. As for the case with your mother, there is no need for her to offer Ud-hiyah for herself as she is a member of your family. May Allah grant you more success!May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!