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24- Rules of Sa'y

Sa’y is one of the fundamentals of Hajj. If one deliberately fails to perform it – whether conversant with the rule or not – to the extent that it becomes impossible to complete Umrah rituals in time (i.e. before the zawaal of wuquf at Arafat) the Hajj is invalidated.
The rules applicable to such a pilgrim are the same as those governing the one who deliberately fails to perform tawaf. These have already been discussed under Tawaf.

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  • 341

    If a pilgrim forgets to perform sa’y, he must perform it whenever he remembers. However, if one remembers after completing the ceremonies of Hajj, and is unable to perform sa’y personally, because of some constraint or difficulty, he …

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  • 342

    If a pilgrim is unable to perform sa’y in time, even with another person’s help, he must enlist the service of another, who could carry him or push him in a wheelchair. If help was not at hand, …

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  • 343

    A pilgrim must, as a matter of precaution, not delay performing sa’y, after having completed tawaf and its prayer. Evidently, though, it is permissible to delay it till night time to overcome tiredness or avoid hot weather, indeed …

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  • 344

    The rule, governing the doubt of doing extra rounds in sa’y, is exactly the same as the that governing tawaf. It invalidates the sa’y if, knowingly and deliberately, additional rounds are made. However, if the lapse occurs out …

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  • 345

    If a pilgrim, performing sa’y, makes extra rounds by mistake, his sa’y is valid. However, if the increase is a complete round or more, it is mustahab to complete seven rounds to make a full sa’y, on top …

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  • 346

    If a pilgrim deliberately falls short of the required rounds in sa’y, be he conversant with the rules or not, he shall be governed by the same rules of him who fails to do sa’y.If the shortfall was …

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  • 347

    If, in the course of Umrat-ut-Tamatu’, a pilgrim mistakenly fails to perform part of sa’y, in the belief that he had completed it, he must, as a matter of precaution, sacrifice a cow as a kaffarah (kaffarah ); …

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  • 348

    If the doubt, in favour of an increase, happens towards the end of the round, such as on reaching Marwah, a pilgrim thought it was his seventh or ninth round, the doubt should be ignored and sa’y is …

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  • 349

    The rule on doubt in the number of rounds in sa’y is the same as the rule for doubts arising in the course of tawaf. As a general rule, if there is doubt in the number of rounds, …

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