Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.112B.

Section : Riding the Sacrificial Animals.

It is permissible to ride and benefit from the sacrificial animals (e.g., camels or cows). Allah says in the Qur’an (22.33): “In them (i.e., animals) you have benefits for a term appointed. In the end their place of sacrifice is near the Ancient House.”

Dahak and ‘Ata said: “Benefiting from them here means using them for riding when needed, and benefiting from their milk and wool.” The phrase “appointed term” refers to the term when a pilgrim marks the animal for sacrifice until it is slaughtered. And the words “In the end their place is near the Ancient House” refer to the Day of Slaughter or Sacrifice (Nahr), the 10th of Zhul-Hijjah.

Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) saw a man driving a she-camel to the place of slaughter. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to the man, “Mount it.” The man replied, “It is a sacrificial animal.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to him twice or thrice, “Woe be to you ! Mount it.” This is reported by Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Daw’ud