If a person does not find a sacrificial

Q 1: I performed Hajj when I was about 16 years old, but I did not find a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) at the time, so I fasted three days in Makkah and there were still seven days remaining, but Satan incited me not to fast them. Now, I am almost 60 years old, I hope that your Eminence will clarify for me what to do. Do I have to pay Fidyah (ransom)? Or should I fast? Knowing that I performed Hajj again after that incident that occurred during my first Hajj. May Allah keep you safe.

A: You should offer a sacrifice in Makkah and distribute it to the poor there, and you are permitted to eat from its meat. It is also permissible for you to delegate a trustworthy person to do this (Part No. 11; Page No. 376) on your behalf in Makkah and you should offer Tawbah (repentance) to Allah (Exalted be He).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.