Where to offer Fidyah

Q 5: A person entered the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) for `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in a time other than Hajj, and he should offer an expiatory sacrificial animal for entering Ihram in his ordinary clothes. Should he slaughter the sacrificial animal at that time in Makkah?

A: If a person is liable to offer a sacrificial animal as expiation for wearing his ordinary clothes whilst in the state of Ihram for `Umrah, he has to slaughter it in Makkah and distribute the meat among the poor there and he should not eat any of it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.