Slaughtering sacrificial animal has no connection with being discharged from state of ihraam

Reference: Duroos wa Fataawa al-Hajj – Volume 1, Page 19, No.31

Question: If I was performing the tamattu’ hajj, and [bought a sacrificial ticket by] paying the bank the price of the sacrifice, and they told me the slaughter shall take place on the first day of ‘Eed (10th Dhul-Hijjah) – am I thereby discharged from the state of ihraam after stoning al-jamarah [al-kubraa], the tawaaf al-ifaadhah and the sa’ee?

Response: Slaughtering the sacrificial animal has no connection with being discharged from the state of ihraam, [even] if he brought it (the sacrificial animal) with him from the haram; it is permissible for him to discharge himself from the state of ihraam without having slaughtered the sacrificial animal. Rather that which is required to [qualify] be[ing] discharged from the state of ihraam is stoning [al-jamarah al-kubraa], shaving [the head] or cutting the hair short, the tawaaf al-ifaadhah, and the sa’ee; [the fulfilment of] these rites are connected to [qualifying for] being discharged from the state of ihraam. As for slaughtering the sacrificial animal, then this has no connection with being discharged from the state of ihraam.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.