If a woman intended a tamatu’ hajj, and entered Ihram, but before she arrived in Makkah she got her menstruation and therefore is unable to perform the ‘umrah which comes before the Hajj in Hajj Tamatu, what does she do? She performed the rites of Hajj when the Days of Hajj started, having not performed the ‘umrah.
Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
I pray you are well.
The Tamattu’ Hajj
Tamattu’ is an ‘umra and a hajj performed in one journey, each having its own state of ihram. Performing the two with a continuous ihram is called Qiran.
If a lady starts her menstrual cycle after entering into ihram for the ‘umra, she needs to perform one of the violations of the ihram, such as cutting some hair, with the intention of ending the ihram. She also needs to slaughter a sheep in the Haram to compensate for this and then perform an ‘umra as a qada for what she intended initially (Marghinani, al Hidaya).
May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.