Q: Please, give me a Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) regarding someone who offered Salat-ul-`Eid (the Festival Prayer) in
`Amr Masjid (mosque)
and slaughtered his Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims)
although he lives in another district (Part No. 10; Page No. 419) where the Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) of the Masjid, for example,
offered Salat-ul-`Eid thereafter. In other words, he slaughtered his Ud-hiyah before the Imam of `Uqba finished Salah (Prayer). Would he receive the reward of an Ud-hiyah? May Allah guide you and me to righteousness and piety! As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)
The time of slaughtering Ud-hiyah and Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) starts after finishing Salat-ul-`Eid in the country you are in. If there is more than one place for performing Salah, the time of slaughtering starts following the first Salah offered, as the ruling is relevant to offering Salat-ul-`Eid and finishing it. Accordingly, it is permissible for someone to offer Salat-ul-`Eid in a place other than the district he lives in and to slaughter the Ud-hiyah before the Salah in his district is over. Thus, the Ud-hiyah is count as sufficient and there is nothing wrong with what the person in the question did.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.