A man bequeathed one third of the returns of his wealth to be assigned for buying Ud-hiyahs (sacrificial animals offered by non-pilgrims) without specifying for whom they would be donated. What should be done with the meat from these animals?
What is the ruling on carrying out this bequest? Can we change this bequest to give the value of the Ud-hiyahs as Sadaqah (voluntary charity) or may we direct it to other charitable ways of disposition?
If the reality is exactly as what is mentioned in the question, the bequest should be carried out as defined by the testator. The bequeathed Ud-hiyahs are regarded as any other prescribed Ud-hiyah; you may eat one part of their meat, give one part of it as presents, and give in Sadaqah (voluntary charities) from one part of it. The explicit desire of the testator regarding this should not be abandoned.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.