Monday 17 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1445 - 2 October 2023

Sa’i Between al-Safa and al-Marwah Is only Prescribed during Hajj and ‘Umrah


Is it permissible to do a voluntary saa’i?.


Praise be to Allah.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:

 It is not permissible to do a voluntary saa’i, because saa’i is only prescribed as part of the rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

 “Verily, As-Safa and Al-Marwah (two mountains in Makkah) are of the Symbols of Allaah. So it is not a sin on him who performs Hajj or ‘Umrah (pilgrimage) of the House (the Ka‘bah at Makkah) to perform the going (Tawaaf) between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwah). And whoever does good voluntarily, then verily, Allaah is All-Recogniser, All-Knower”
[al-Baqarah 2:158] 

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Source: Fataawa Arkaan al-Islam, p. 540