A Woman Intended To Do Hajj Tamattu‘ Then She Got Her Period Before Doing ‘Umrah; What Should She Do?
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I would like to know if a women intends to do Hajj
Tamattu and leaves from her home and gets her monthly
period and is not able to perform the Umrah first and
the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah arrives. What should she do?
will she still be able to perform Hajj Tamatu without
performing Umrah first due to her periods...? Will she
have to change her Niyah?Also i would like to know if
you have women and old ppl wid u who u have to look
after is it ok if u dnt walk fast while doing tawaf
and between safa and marwa.
Praise be to Allaah.
If a woman enters ihram for ‘Umrah, then her period
comes and she does not become pure from it before
‘Arafah, then she should intend to do Hajj, and thus
it will become Qiraan, as happened to ‘Aa'ishah (may
Allah be pleased with her). She was doing Hajj Tamattu‘,
then her menses came after she entered ihram for
‘Umrah, and she was not able to do ‘Umrah before Hajj.
So she joined Hajj to ‘Umrah, and it became Qiraan.
Narrated by al-Bukhaari (305) and Muslim (1211).
It says in Zaad al-Mustaqni‘: If a woman menstruates
and she is afraid that she will miss Hajj, she should
enter ihram for Hajj, and it becomes Qiraan.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him)
said: What is meant by woman here is the woman who is
doing Hajj tamattu‘, i.e., she entered ihram for
‘Umrah so that she could then exit ihram, and perform
Hajj in the same year, and she reached Makkah on the
fifth day of Dhu'l-Hijjah and got her menses, and her
period usually lasts six days, so she will become pure
(taahir) on the eleventh, i.e., after the standing [in
‘Arafah] is over; hence she cannot do tawaaf and saa‘i
and end her ‘Umrah.
We say to this woman: You have to enter ihram for
Hajj, so that you will be doing Qiraan, because the
Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)
instructed ‘Aa'ishah to do that when her menses came
in Sarif before she entered Makkah. The basic
principle with regard to a command or instruction [of
a text] is that it implies something is obligatory.
End quote from al-Sharh al-Mumti‘, 7/98
Sarif is a place near Makkah.
Thus it is clear that this woman will not be able to
do Hajj tamattu‘; rather she should change it from
tamattu‘ to qiraan, and she has to offer a hadiy just
like one who does tamattu‘.
And Allah knows best.