Ud-hiyah for a pilgrim and Fidyah as an alternative
Q: If someone
and his family perform Hajj, is it required for them to offer the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) or is the offering of the Fidyah (ransom) sufficient for them?
If they offer Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) or Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between), then the Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) of Hajj is sufficient for them. However, the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) is not obligatory in the first place, unless it is a will in which case it must be fulfilled. Prophet Muhammad (Part No. 10; Page No. 422) (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to offer two rams in Al-Madinah as Ud-hiyah. When he offered Hajj he only slaughtered the Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) he brought with him and he did not offer the Ud-hiyah in
Makkah. May Allah grant us success. May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions!