Assuming Ihram for Hajj and being prevented from entering Makkah
Q 2: A contracting colleague traveled to perform Hajj last year. He went to
and assumed Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) from the Miqat (sites for entering the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah for Hajj and `Umrah) of
He then headed for
At a checkpoint there, he was ordered to show his license for Hajj. Having no license due to him having performed Hajj last year, he was, therefore, ordered to go back. Is he given the reward of performing Hajj although he did not enter Makkah having assumed Ihram?
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A: First: He is not sinful for
ending the state of Ihram and going back without performing Hajj. In fact, he is helpless and his intention is known by Allah and He, out of being Merciful to His servants, will give him the reward of the Hajj rituals he performed devotedly.
If someone stipulated on assuming Ihram that if hindered by a preventive he will stop where he is prevented, he will be liable to do nothing. However, if he does not stipulate such a stipulation, he will be liable to slaughter a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) where he is prevented. This is based on the saying of Allah (Exalted be He),
But if you are prevented (from completing them), sacrifice a Hady (animal, i.e. a sheep, a cow, or a camel) such as you can afford
He should then have his hair cut or clipped to end the state of Ihram.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.