Q: I performed Hajj in 1400 A.H. When it was time to offer Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims), I ran a temperature which made me suffer a lot. Next to me were some people of Khauya (people who participate in the organization of services offered to pilgrims) who work for the Saudi Ministry of Interior. I gave them the sacrificial animal to slaughter on my behalf. They tied it to their tent and promised to slaughter it on my behalf. I forgot to tell them my name and I do not know any of them. I only know that they live in
Though they showed signs of righteousness, I have now started to doubt whether they offered the sacrificial animal on my behalf or not. Please inform me of the ruling may Allah reward you with best and protect you.
If the reality is as you have mentioned,
this will serve as nominating them as proxies to slaughter the sacrificial animal on your behalf. Nothing else is required of you as Allah (Exalted be He) never burdens a person beyond their ability. There is no blame on (Part No. 11; Page No. 384) you if they do not slaughter it. It is they who will bear the blame. There is also nothing wrong with forgetting to tell them your name as it is sufficient that, upon offering it, they hold the intention to slaughter it on behalf of the person who gave it to them.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.