Doing the tawaaf al-ifaadhah after the day of ‘Eed al-Adhaa

Reference: Fataawa al-Hajj wal-‘Umrah waz-Ziyaarah – Page 91

Question: A man heard that it is permissible to do the sa’ee before doing the tawaaf [al-ifaadhah], so he did the sa’ee then made the tawaaf [al-ifaadhah] on the 12th or 13th day [of Dhul-Hijjah]. [Afterwards] He was told that this is specific to the day of ‘Eed [al-Adhhaa, the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah]. So, what is the ruling [concerning this]?

Response: That which is correct is that there is no difference between the day of ‘Eed and any other [day], in that it is permissible to do the sa’ee before the tawaaf even if this was after the day of ‘Eed. The general [message in the hadeeth] is that a man said to the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “I did the sa’ee before I made the tawaaf”. And He (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied:

«[There is] no harm [in having done so]».

And since the hadeeth was general, there is no difference between [doing] that on the day of ‘Eed or on that which follows.

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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