Discharging menses after assuming Ihram for offering `Umrah
Q: I entered into the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) for `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) with my wife while we were on the plane flying from Cairo to Jeddah.
Right after Ihram and while we were at Jeddah Airport, my wife's period started. Unknowing the ruling, I made Tahallul (termination of the state of Ihram), took off my Ihram (clothing worn during the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah)
and resumed our journey from Jeddah to Al-Zhahran and did not go to Makkah. This happened almost four months ago. Then we performed `Umrah during the month of Ramadan this year. So I would like to know the ruling on my case; and what I should do.
You should have not canceled your `Umrah and should have performed it. Actually, the action you took of cancelling the intention of Ihram and changing your clothes of Ihram did not breach your state of Ihram. Therefore, your second `Umrah is regarded as a complement of the first `Umrah. Yet, if you had intercourse at any time before performing the second `Umrah, you and your wife have to offer another `Umrah from the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state of Hajj or `Umrah) of the first `Umrah to make up for that `Umrah which was invalidated by your intercourse. You also have to pay a Fidyah (ransom) by offering a sacrificial sheep for each of you to be slaughtered in Makkah and distributed to the poor there.
(Part No. 10; Page No. 385) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.