Assuming Ihram for `Umrah and then delaying it due to an illness

Q 1: While I was going to perform `Umrah on 24/9/1407 A.H., after I reached the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah), I got rhinitis, and accordingly I went to hospital. After a whole day, I left hospital (Part No. 11; Page No. 320) and performed `Umrah, given that while I was assuming Ihram I said, "If a compelling force detains me, I shall assume Ihram wherever I am detained." What is the ruling on this `Umrah? Is it valid In sha'a Allah (if Allah wills)?

A: If the case is as you have mentioned, that you assumed Ihram at the Miqat, and then performed Tawaf and Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj), your `Umrah is valid, and what happened to you does not affect its validity. It is Allah who decides to accept our deeds or not.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.