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Ruling on Authorizing a Trusted Entity to Slaughter Obligatory Hady before Assuming Ihram for Hajj

What is the ruling of Sharia on authorizing the Islamic Development Bank to slaughter obligatory Hadys(sacrificial animals in Hajj), Udhiyahs(sacrifices in Eid-ul-adha) and the like during Hajj ?

Answer:
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad.

We believe that in advance authorizing of a trusted entity to slaughter voluntary Hadys and Udhiyahs is permissible; whereas, obligatory Hady in Qiraan and Tamatu` Hajj as well as when restrictions of Ihram are violated, authorizing must be delayed until Hajj takes place and a violation is committed. This is because the first type(voluntary) is permissible even if the person hasn`t performed Hajj while the second type(obligatory) is based on the occurrence of its cause. And Allah knows best.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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