Praise be to Allaah.
Firstly: the actions of the Day of Sacrifice are three for
the pilgrim who is doing Ifraad. They are: stoning Jamrat al-‘Aqabah,
shaving the head or cutting the hair, and tawaaf al-ifaadah, plus saa’i if
he did not do it after the tawaaf of arrival. For those who are doing
Tamattu’ or Qiraan, they must also slaughter the sacrifice. The one who is
doing tamattu’ must also do saa’i after tawaaf al-ifaadah.
Secondly: these actions should be done in the following
order: stoning the Jamrah, then offering the sacrifice, then shaving the
head or cutting the hair, then tawaaf and saa’i. This is best, following the
example of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him),
because he stoned the Jamrah, then offered the sacrifice, then shaved his
head, then ‘Aa’ishah put perfume on him, then he went to the Ka’bah (to do
tawaaf al-ifaadah). He was asked about the order in which these actions were
to be done, by those who had done some of them ahead of others, and he said:
“It doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter.”
Thirdly: Whoever does two of them apart from offering the
sacrifice has thus completed the first stage of exiting ihraam, hence it
becomes permissible for him to do all the things that were forbidden to him
whilst in ihraam, apart from intercourse. When he has done all three, then
everything that was forbidden to him become permissible, including
intercourse. There are many ahaadeeth concerning this which point to this
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send
blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (11/349).