Advancing and delaying the Sa‘y of Hajj
Fatwa No: 115831

Question

Is it permissible to perform Sa‘y for Hajj on the seventh day of Thul-Hijjah or earlier?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is better for pilgrims who are performing Qiraan or Ifraad type of Hajj to perform Sa‘y for Hajj after performing the arrival Tawaaf (circling the Ka‘bah) on the 7th day of Thul-Hijjah or earlier. On the other hand, pilgrims who are performing the Tamattu’ type of Hajj and who finished performing ‘Umrah, must assume Ihraam again for Hajj are not permitted to perform the Sa’y for Hajj at that time (i.e. after assuming Ihraam the second time for Hajj).

Pilgrims performing Tamattu’ Hajj are not permitted to perform Sa‘y for Hajj in advance. For them, the Sa’y for Hajj is to be performed  after Tawaaf Al-Ifaadhah.

Furthermore, no pilgrim (Ifraad, Qiraan, or Tamattu’) may perform Tawaaf Al-Ifaadhah before the day of slaughtering (i.e. the 10th of Thul-Hijjah).

Allaah Knows best.

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