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188757: She did not complete sa‘i in ‘Umrah of tamattu‘

I went for Hajj last year, but made some mistakes while performing the Hajj upon arrival. My wudu was nullified during the tawaf and I did not go to redo it, rather I continued with tawaf not knowing that repeating wudu was necessary. As well, during the sa’y (between Safa and Marwah) I did not climb up on Safa, but stpooed at the green line. I got my periods during Hajj, therefore, I did the tawaf on the 6th day of my cycle when I was certain that it would end. However, I was surprised after the tawaf to see some discharge from my vagina.
What shall I do in this instance?
Should I take a bath and repeat the tawaf, keeping in mind that when I saw the discharge, I was still in ihram? Do I need to offer a sacrifice for any on the abovementioned?

Published Date: 2014-09-24

Praise be to Allah.


The correct view is that being in a state of wudoo’ (in tawaaf) is Sunnah and is not a condition of tawaaf being valid. For more information, please see the answer to question no. 145246 


In order for sa‘i to be valid, it is not essential to climb as-Safa and al-Marwah; rather it is sufficient to cover the distance between them, which nowadays is marked by the ends of the pathway used for wheelchairs. 


If what you mean by the green light is the place in which it is prescribed to run, then your sa‘i is not valid, because you did not complete it. Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily! As-Safa and Al-Marwah (two mountains in Makkah) are of the Symbols of Allah. So it is not a sin on him who perform Hajj or Umrah (pilgrimage) of the House (the Ka‘bah at Makkah) to perform the going (Tawaf) between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwah)” [al-Baqarah 2:158]. Going between them is done by covering the distance between them. 

Based on that, if a person does sa‘i but does not reach the bottom of the two mountains, which nowadays is marked by the ends of the pathway used for wheelchairs, then it is as if he has not done sa‘i at all; he has to go back to Makkah and perform sa‘i, because sa‘i is one of the pillars or essential parts of ‘umrah, without which it is not complete. 

But if what you mean by the green line is something other than what we have mentioned, then you have to explain more clearly. 

This has to do with the ruling on one who did not complete sa‘i between as-Safa and al-Marwah, and you stated that this happened in ‘umrat al-qudoom (‘umrah before Hajj upon arrival in Makkah); therefore what appears to be the case is that you were doing Hajj tamattu‘ (where the pilgrim enters ihram for ‘umrah then exits ihram until it is time to enter ihram for Hajj), and that this occurred during ‘umrah. 

If that is the case, then you do not have to do anything, and your ‘umrah and Hajj are valid, but the type of Hajj turned into qiraan instead of tamattu‘, because you entered ihram for Hajj before finishing the ‘umrah of tamattu‘. 

See also the answer to question no. 109267


If you were certain that you had become pure following the end of your menses, then any discharge after that does not matter, because of the words of Umm ‘Atiyyah (may Allah be pleased with her): We used not to regard any yellowish or brownish discharge after becoming pure as being of any significance.

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 326; Abu Dawood, 307 

And Allah knows best.

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