The Uddhiyah at Fajr prayer on the day of `Eid

Q 4: Is it true that a person will not be granted the reward for offering Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) if they slaughter it before the Imam (Muslim ruler) has slaughtered his own Ud-hiyyah?

A: The correct view is that a person will be granted the reward for offering Ud-hiyah if they slaughter it after Salat-ul-`Eid (the Festival Prayer), regardless of whether they slaughter it after or before the Imam has slaughtered his own Ud-hiyah. However, they will fall short of attaining the reward granted for offering Ud-hiyah if it is slaughtered before Salat-ul-`Eid; in which case it will be counted as food for his family.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.