If a person does not manage to perform Sa`y in person
Q 1: I set out to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) during the blessed month of Ramadan in 1411 A.H. With my family.
After performing four rounds of Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj and `Umrah),
one of my children, who is eight years old, got tired and sat to rest on the ground of the Mas`a (the place where pilgrims go between Safa and Marwah). Having completed four rounds, he was too tired to finish all rounds.
We returned home in the south without resuming his Sa`y. Please, give us a Fatwa explaining the ruling concerning this situation.
Q 2: One of my good friends advised me not to watch TV at home due to various harm it causes. I complied with the advice immediately, and I promised Allah that this set would not be used in my home as long as I live. I kept my word for around two years. We have neighbors who too stopped watching TV like us, but later they have resumed watching it again. They are very close to us, and we often exchange visits. (Part No. 10; Page No. 370) My children began to visit my neighbors day and night, causing us some problems. One day, I paid a visit to a friend of mine at night. When I came home, I felt angry because I discovered that my wife had allowed the children to watch the TV again. I ordered them not to watch useless programs, and they promised to abide by this command, especially when I am not at home. In my presence I do not permit them to watch nonsense. Now, I feel guilty due to the vow I took upon myself with Allah. Please, guide me in explaining the ruling! May Allah keep you safe!
It is obligatory on you to go back with your son and ask him to wear the clothes of Ihram again, because he is still in the ritual state for `Umrah, in order to resume his 'Umrah; to perform Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka'bah) and Sa`y. But in case of his inability to perform Sa`y in person, it is permissible to put him on a stretcher and do it, and then he should have his hair shaved or shortened until he completes his `Umrah. As for the
vow you broke, it is obligatory on you to pay the Kaffarah (expiation) of an oath, i.e., feeding ten Miskins (needy persons), or clothing them, or emancipating a believing slave. But if you can not afford any of these, you should fast three days instead.May Allah grant us success. May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions!