Q 1: I went to perform Hajj. We reached Makkah on the second of Dhul-Hijjah to first offer `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) at 2 AM. Since that the journey from home was by coach, we were exhausted when we arrived. I entered
while in the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah). But I remembered that I had not performed wudu' (ablution) before my entering, and I did not know where the bathroom was. (Part No. 10; Page No. 241) So, I found some water vessels in
and I was wearing the Niqab (face veil), so I wiped over my arms instead of washing them because there were many men around and I did not want to uncover my `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public). Then, I went to perform `Umrah and when I completed it I made Tahalul (removal of the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) by shortening some hair beside my ears. Is my `Umrah valid in this case? What should I do if it is invalid, taking into consideration that I was going to perform Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between).
Your `Umrah (lesser Pilgrimage) is invalid because you
made Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) while you were ritually impure. However, since you made Ihram for Hajj before performing `Umrah in the correct way, you are regarded as Qarin (pilgrim combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between). If you performed all the acts of Hajj perfectly, then your Hajj and `Umrah are valid because in this case they are Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between). You do not have to take any further action to compensate for shortening your hair before making Tawaf and Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj and `Umrah) because you were ignorant of the relevant ruling.May Allah grant us success. May Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions.