Q 1: Last Ramadan I performed `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage), and at the time of wearing the clothes of Ihram (the ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) I intended it to be on behalf of my late father. When I arrived at Al-Bayt AL-Haram (the Sacred House), I started performing the rites of `Umrah. As we were performing Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj and `Umrah), time came up to perform Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer, and so we interrupted Sa`y to perform the prayer. However, during the prayer I had excessive nose bleeding, but I completed the prayer, using the clothes of Ihram to stop the bleeding. When the prayer was completed, I performed Ghusl (full ritual bath) and set out to resume my Sa`y, taking into account that I was fasting and I did not break my fast. After completing three rounds, I felt so dizzy to the extent that I slept at in one of the corners of the Mas`a (the place where pilgrims go between Safa and Marwah), for a while. When I woke up, I felt extremely tired and therefore I decided to break my fast.
Due to this situation, I decided to interrupt my Sa`y, and I finished my `Umrah without completing its rites,
intending to perform another `Umrah In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills) in another time. Is what I did right? What is the ruling on this?
It is obligatory on you to wear the clothes of Ihram and return to
Makkah and to resume Sa`y for your previous `Umrah, (Part No. 10; Page No. 369) and to shave or to shorten your hair. If you are married and you had sexual intercourse with your wife at that time, your `Umrah is considered invalid. Accordingly, it will be obligatory on you to complete it and to sacrifice an animal that meet the requirements for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims). You should slaughter it in
Makkah and distribute its meat among the poor of Al-Haram. You should set out to perform your new `Umrah from the very place where you wore the clothes of Ihram for the first invalid `Umrah.May Allah grant us success. May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions!