Taqlīd (Arabic: تَقلید) is to hang a rope, an old shoe, or a belt on the neck of a camel, a cow, or a sheep as a sign of sacrifice. With this action, the pilgrim becomes a muhrim. This is an obligation of the pilgrim in Hajj al-Qiran.
Taqlid is part of Hajj al-Qiran. The pilgrim hangs an old pair of shoes in which he said his prayers on the neck of the animal he intends to sacrifice. It should be noted that it is not permissible to say prayers in any kinds of shoes. One can only say prayers in shoes that do not cover the top of one's feet.
Some other fuqaha have said that a horseshoe or a cotton string or a leather lace can be hanged on the neck of an animal as a sign for its sacrifice.
If the pilgrim chooses the talbiya, it will then be mustahab to perform taqlid.
Animal for Taqlid
Of animals that can be sacrificed, cows and sheep are specifically for taqlid. However, with respect to camels, both taqlid and ish'ar can be performed (where ish'ar is to cut and bloody the hump of the camel as a sign for the sacrifice of hajj).
- The material of this article is mainly taken from تقلید حج in Farsi Wikishia.