How to Translate Tamattu' And Qiran?


Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalamu alaykum,
How to translate Tamattu’? And what is Qiran?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
(1) Tamattu` is linguistically benefiting; and technically combining between the actions of the lesser pilgrimage (`umra) and the greater pilgrimage (hajj) in the months of Hajj, in a single year, with two states of pilgrim sanctity (ihram), by performing the `umra first, and without returning to one’s family between the `umra and hajj [i.e. without ihram].
(2) Qiran is linguistically combining between two things; and technically combining between `umra and hajj in a single ihram, and in one journey.
[Maydani, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab; Mawsili, al-Ikhtiyar li Ta`lil al-Mukhtar]
And Allah alone gives success.
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.