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One going to hajj must perform two sacrifices.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

If a person goes for Haj does he have to perform a sacrifice in Mecca as well as in his home or will the sacrifice in Mecca be enough.
I have been told that a second sacrifice, specifically for Eid Al Adha is also mandatory for a person performing Haj despite his having performed a sacrifice in Mecca.

Please advise regarding this matter.


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One going to hajj must perform two sacrifices

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Every believer who is actually performing the Hajj pilgrimage is obligated to offer at least one sacrifice on the Day of Adha at Muna, for the offering of the sacrifice is an obligatory rite of the Hajj pilgrimage.


For the believers who are not actually on the Hajj pilgrimage, the offering of a sacrifice on the Day of Adha is an extremely preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and thus voluntary. If one offers the sacrifice for the Sake of Allah one would be eligible to receive a huge reward from their Lord; and if one for any reason chooses not to offer it, there is no sin.


To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no obligation in Shariah on one who has fulfilled the Hajj rites and already offered their sacrifice during the Hajj days, to offer a second sacrifice when they return home….the sacrifice that they offered as one of their Hajj rites would more than suffice to fulfill their obligation.


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