Q: I traveled this year to perform the obligation of Hajj with the intention of performing Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between). After performing all the rites of Hajj and `Umrah, on the day of slaughtering the Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) I found that I had lost all the money I had which was 450 Saudi Riyal. I did not know whether it was stolen from me, or I just left it somewhere. Due to all this, I could not offer a sacrificial animal and intended to make it up by fasting. However, when I decided to fast the prescribed three days, I came down with the flu and I went to the hospital
I was given the necessary medications, but I could not offer Sawm (Fast). After a while, I returned to the city of
in a hired car. By the time I arrived in Riyadh, my sickness worsened and I had to go to Al-Sharq hospital. After being examined, I was given the necessary medication and I was in no way able to fast. Is it permissible to offer Sawm after recovering from my illness? What should I do in this regard, knowing that I had the intention of offering the sacrificial animal but it was the Divine Decree. I hope your honor will give me your Fatwa in this regard. May Allah make you benefit to the religion of Islam.
If it is as you have mentioned that you entered Ihram (ceremonial state for Hajj and `Umrah) for Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) and after performing them,
you lost your money and could not afford a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims), then you are required to fast for three days in Hajj, and seven when you return to your country or place of residence. But as you mentioned that you remained sick until you returned to
Riyadh and you could not offer Sawm, then you must fast ten days in your place of residence which is
Riyadh, or anywhere when you are able and in a good condition. (Part No. 11; Page No. 387) However, if you are able to offer a sacrificial animal in your home country, then you are not permitted to offer Sawm, and you should offer the Hady in
Makkah yourself, or delegate someone else to do it on your behalf.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.