A woman performed `Umrah but did not complete it because she feared for her pregnancy
Q: A woman
performed `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) but did not complete it because she feared for her pregnancy. As she did not know what she should do, she did not perform another `Umrah. Many years later, she performed Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between), and later on, performed Hajj on behalf of her mother.
Is her Hajj valid? What should she do, bearing in mind that she did not perform another `Umrah before her Hajj, meaning that she performed Hajj after an invalid `Umrah? Please guide us. May Allah reward you with the best!
The `Umrah, which she performed before Hajj, is considered making up for the `Umrah (Part No. 10; Page No. 362) which was invalidated by having sexual intercourse with her husband, if she had did so before performing the `Umrah of the Tamattu` Hajj. Her Hajj will be counted as Ifrad Hajj (performing Hajj only). She has to perform another valid `Umrah and enter into Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) from the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) where she did in the first `Umrah. She should also slaughter a sheep in
Makkah and distribute the meat among the poor people as Fidyah (ransom) for invalidating her `Umrah by having sexual intercourse, if she did so.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.