Q: I performed Tamattu` Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah with a break in between). After I performed `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage), I took off the clothes of Ihram. On the eighth of Dhul-Hijjah, I entered the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) and did all the rituals of Hajj except for sa`y which I unintentionally forgot to do. What is required of me? Please tell me whether my Hajj is valid or not. May Allah grant you a good reward!

A: You have to return to Makkah to perform Sa`y because a pilgrim who intends to perform Tamattu` Hajj is required to perform Sa`y twice, one for `Umrah and another for Hajj.

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Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
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`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz