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Is it obligatory to slaughter on the days of tashriq or is it permissible to slaughter after these days?

Is it obligatory to slaughter on the days of tashriq or is it permissible to slaughter after these days?

Answer

The opinion of Hanafi, Maliki, and Hanbali scholars is that it is impermissible to slaughter an animal due to hajj tamattu' [performing ‘umra before hajj] or qiran [performing hajj and ‘umra simultaneously] except on the three days of slaughter i.e. the day of 'Eid and the two following days. But according to the Shafi'is, the obligatory sacrifice due to committing one of the restrictions of ihram [state of pilgrim sanctity] or omitting an integral is not restricted to a particular time. It is permissible to slaughter on yawm an-nahr [day of sacrifice] or on any other day.
The ruling
It is necessary to slaughter an animal during the days of hajj (the day of 'Eid and the three following days).
And God the Almighty knows best.
 

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