The Office of the Supreme Leader

Hajj Rites 2015

  • Introduction
  • Types of Hajj and ‘umrah
  • General Structure of hajj tamattu‘ and its ‘umrah
  • hajj ifrād’ and ‘umrah mufradah
  • hajj qirān
  • General Rules for hajj tamattu‘
  • Part one ḥajjat ul-Islam and hajj on behalf
  • Part two Rites of ‘umrah
  • Part three Practices of hajj
  • Inquires about hajj and ‘umrah
    • being mustaṭī‘
    • hajj on Behalf
    • hajj ifrād and ‘umrah Mufradah
    • Exit and entrance in the Holy city of Mecca
    • Mīqāts
    • iḥrām and its dress
    • Prohibitions of iḥrām
    • Ṭawāf and its Prayer
    • sa‘y
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      Q93. During the course of performing sa‘y between Safā and Marvah, some people gather beside the mountains of Safā and Marvah, which makes it very hard for the people who are performing sa‘y to move.

      Is it obligatory for a person who is performing sa‘y to struggle to reach on top of the mountain exactly or is it sufficient to reach the first stone of the mountain (the place from where weak people start performing sa‘y)?

      Answer: It is enough to mount towards Safā and Marvah mountains to the extent it is said one has reached the mountain and has covered the distance between the two.

      Q94. With the expansion of the track of sa‘y, all the previous places of sa‘y have been put one side and for the other side one should use the extension.

      If a person does not know that the newly expanded place is between the two mountains Safā and Marvah and perhaps it is located beyond the two mountains or one of the two mountains, what is his duty?

      Answer:Performing sa‘y in this place is valid and sufficient.

      Q95. What is the ruling about performing sa‘y on the first floor which is above the two current mountains, particularly for those people who are unable to perform sa‘y on the ground floor like handicapped people?

      Answer:Performing sa‘y on the first floor which is at a place higher than Safā and Marvah is not adequate. The person who is handicapped and is unable to perform sa‘y even with a wheelchair should hire a representative for this rite.

      Q96. After performing sa‘y, a person realized that he has recited the Surah in the prayer of ṭawāfwrongly while he thought it was correct. Should he perform ṭawāf, its prayer and Sa’y again or should he repeat only prayer of ṭawāf or it is not obligatory to perform anything?

      Answer:It is not obligatory to perform anything as the surah was not recited intentionally wrong, and his performed rites are considered valid.

      Q97. What is ruling about performing sa‘y with a wheelchair with people’s assistance, though he can drive his wheelchair himself?

      Answer:If he can drive his wheelchair, seeking help from others is not allowed.

      Q98. A person performs fourteen rounds of sa‘y because of ignorance or forgetfulness, what is the rule?

      Answer: If he had — from the beginning — intention to perform seven rounds, his sa‘yis valid.

    • Mash‘ar (Muzdalifah)
    • ḥalq and taqsīr
    • Sacrifice and slaughtering the animal
    • Passing the night in Minā and Departing from Minā
    • Ramy (stoning) at Jamarāt
    • Miscellaneous Issues
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