Q: A woman went to Hajj and performed its rituals except Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj) to be done with Tawaf-ul-Wada` (circumambulation of the Ka`bah on leaving Makkah). However, she menstruated on the tenth of Dhul-Hajjah. She feared missing her group if she performed Tawaf-ul-Ifadah at the end of Hajj before leaving. Though being menstrual, she performed it because she could not stay in
What is she required to do? Is her Hajj valid? If it is obligatory on her to repeat Tawaf-ul-Ifadah, can she do so at anytime of the year? If she is unable to go to
what can she do?
the Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) which she performed is invalid because she
was in the menstruation period. Actually, among the conditions of the validity of Tawaf is being pure of (Part No. 10; Page No. 249) the major Hadath (ritual impurity that necessitates full bath) and minor Hadath (ritual impurity that necessitates ablution).
she has to return to
Makkah and perform Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj). As for Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj and `Umrah), if she had entered in Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) with the intention of doing Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) or Ifrad Hajj (performing Hajj only) and she offered the Sa`y after Tawaf-ul-Qudum (circumambulation of the Ka`bah on arrival in Makkah), then she is ok. If she did not perform Sa`y or intended Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between), she has to perform the Sa`y after Tawaf.
if she is married and her husband had sexual intercourse with her during the time between the first and the last Tawaf, she is required to slaughter a sheep sufficient for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) and distribute it among the poor people of the Haram (the Sacred Mosque in
Makkah) because she fell into one of the prohibitions of Ihram.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.