Whoever wants to offer an Ud-hiyah

Q 1: What is the ruling on a person who offered the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) on behalf of his parents while he had his beard shaved and his nails trimmed during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah?

A: His Ud-hiyah is valid whether it was for himself or on behalf of his parents. Moreover, it is not nullified by shaving the beard or trimming the nails during the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah before slaughtering the Ud-hiyah. At the same time, he is wrong to have trimmed his nails during these days and he has committed a Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islamic law and Muslims of sound intellect) because of shaving his beard, especially in these days. (Part No. 11; Page No. 428) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.