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Types of Slaughtering Rituals

Hady
is mandatory on any pilgrim performing Tammatu’u i.e. perform the Umrah during the months of Hajj and then perform the Hajj during the same year and on Qaarin i.e. any pilgrim performing the Umrah and the Hajj together by saying “Labbayka umratan wa hajjan”. The right time for slaughtering the animal is after the Eid prayer until sunset of the third day of Tashriq i.e. 13 Dhul Hijja. As for a Mufrid i.e. a pilgrim performing the Hajj only without the Umrah, they are not required to perform the Hady ritual.
Udhiya
is performed as a ritual during the Sharia-mandated period i.e. after the Eid prayer until sunset of the last day of Tashriq i.e. 13 Dhul Hijja.
Fidya
is mandatory on a pilgrim performing either the Hajj or the Umrah if they failed to perform an obligatory ritual of the Hajj or the Umrah or did a forbidden act. The ritual can be performed at any time of the year.
Sadaqa
can be performed as a ritual at any time of the year.
Aqiqa
is a Sunnah ritual that is performed for a newborn as a gesture of gratitude to Allah the Almighty.
 
Sharia Requirements for Hajj Slaughtering Rituals
  • The age must not be less than six months for a ram and one year for a goat
  • The animal must not be apparently lame
  • It must not be skinny
  • It must not be one-eyed
  • More than half of its ear must not be amputated
  • More than half of its incisor tooth must not be broken
  • It must not be sick
  • Its horn must not be broken
  • Its buttocks or tail must not be amputated
  • Its age must not be more than three years
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