If the pilgrim wants to offer Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) and reaches the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah), is it permissible for them to cut any of their hair or clip their nails?
It is not permissible for those who want to offer Ud-hiyah to cut any of their hair or nails once the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah starts until the offering of the Ud-hiyah because the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade that. In the case of starting to enter Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah), one should enter Ihram without cutting any of their hair or nails. In the case of ending Ihram of `Umrah before offering Ud-hiyah, they should only shave or shorten their hair (of the head) without shaving any other hair or clipping their nails because shaving or shortening the head hair is one of the rituals of `Umrah. However, it is permissible for the one who offers Ud-hiyah on behalf of another person to cut their hair, nails, or skin.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.