I set out for offering `Umrah but returned before completing it
I performed `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) along with my family in 1408 A.H and assumed Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) for `Umrah while I had my menstrual period. After I arrived in
I performed Tawaf circumambulation of the Ka`bah) but did not perform
Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj and `Umrah) between
since I had doubts about the validity of these acts during my present state. I then left with my family. In 1410 A.H., I performed `Umrah once again with my family but I didn't intend it to make up for the last `Umrah; my intention was to perform a new one. In 1414 A.H., I got married, consummated my marriage and had a son. I contacted the
and they informed me that I had to inform Your Eminence for a correct Fatwa (legal opinion issued by qualified Muslim scholar). For this reason, I request a Fatwa about the status of the `Umrah I mentioned in the question and whether my second `Umrah stands for the first. Did I remove my Ihram with my third `Umrah? And do I have to make up for the first `Umrah which I performed in 1408 A.H.? Is my marriage contract valid? If it is null and void, what should I do? I hope you will convey my inquiry to the Grand Mufty
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
to give me a Fatwa as to what is legally required. May Allah protect (Part No. 10; Page No. 380) and safeguard you.
Your second `Umrah is considered continuation of, not making up for the first `Umrah. This is because you were still in a state of Ihram of the first `Umrah. As long as you performed all the rituals of the `Umrah in full, then you were released from the Ihram and it was permissible for you to marry. Therefore, your marriage contract is valid, praise be to Allah, and there is nothing due upon you.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.