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Subject : A Pilgrim who Hasn`t Finished his Hajj Rites isn`t Allowed to Assume Ihram for Umrah

Fatwa Number : 3124

Date : 22-09-2015

Classified : How to Perform Haj and Omrah

Fatwa Type : Search Fatawaa

Question :

After Tahallul (lifting the restrictions of Ihram) from the Ihram for Hajj, I was left with Tawaf Al-Ifadah (circumambulation around the Kabah), but I went to Tan`eem (outside the sanctuary) to offer an Umrah on behalf of my mother. I have performed one Tawaf with the intention of Umrah and Tawaf of Ifadah; is that permissible?

The Answer :

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

Assuming Ihram for Umrah before having finished Hajj is invalid and doesn`t count, because a pilgrim is busy with performing the rites of Hajj. "

The time for offering Umrah extends throughout the whole year; however, it is impermissible to assume Ihram for Umrah in certain times:

1. Being in a state of Ihram for Umrah.

2. Being in a state of Ihram for Hajj.

3. Assuming Ihram for Umrah before having departed from Mina, because a pilgrim is busy with throwing the pebbles and staying the night in Mina; therefore, he doesn`t have the time to perform the rites of Umrah.

As a result, your Ihram (Asker) for Umrah on behalf of your mother before having offered all rites of Hajj doesn`t count, and the Tawaf that you have performed avails for Tawaf Al-Ifadah; however, you aren`t liable to offer any expiation. And Allah knows best.



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