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Doing the tawaaf al-ifaadhah after the day of `Eed al-Adhhaa
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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 `alayhe wa sallam): "I did the sa'ee before I made the tawaaf". And He (sal-Allaahu `alayhe 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.

Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
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