The Day of Arafah, Hajj

Hajj Tamattu`: Does an Invalid Umra Affect the Hajj?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: I have a question regarding Hajj tamattu’ in the Hanafi school.   If one performs Hajj tamattu’ and later finds out that their Umrah was invalid or corrupt, does this have any effect on the Hajj. In other words, would the Hajj still be considered valid?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

No, an invalid or corrupt umra would not affect the validity of the hajj itself. The person doing tamattu` enters a new ihram state for hajj after the umra.

However, a completely invalid umra (which is rare) would invalidate one’s “tamattu` status”: one would then be doing a “hajj ifrad”.

Expiation would be needed for the violation[s] done while on umra; the particular expiation would depend on what violation was committed.

[Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Zada; Majma` al-Anhur; Shurunbulali, Imdad al-Fattah; Ascent to Felicity]

And Allah knows best.


Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani