Q: I set out to perform `Umrah in the year 1412 A.H. On the way, (Part No. 10; Page No. 376) I got my period and when we reached our place of residence, my family went to perform `Umrah and I stayed behind. When they asked me when my menses would be over, I shyly and ignorantly replied that it would end the next day because I wanted so much to make `Umrah since it was my first time to visit
I kept on drinking cold liquids and bathing in cold water, thinking that this would stop my menses.I went to the Miqat (site for entering the ceremonial state for Hajj and `Umrah) and performed Ghusl (full ritual bath) with cold water. I assumed the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) and wore clean clothes and placed a white towel where the blood comes out. I performed Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) and Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj and `Umrah) and I then went to make sure whether there was any blood. I found two drops of red blood and I do not know whether it came out during Tawaf or Sa`y. Four years after this `Umrah, I set out to perform Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) and thereafter I got married. Is my `Umrah invalid and does the Tamattu` Hajj make up for that `Umrah? Is my marriage contract invalid and should it be renewed? Do I have to offer a sacrifice?
The `Umrah that you performed while you had your menses is invalid. Hence, you are still in that previous state of Ihram. Moreover, your Ihram for the Tamattu` Hajj was invalid as well, because of your previous Ihram. Therefore, your Ihram for this second `Umrah was nothing but a continuation of your previous `Umrah and your Hajj was Ifrad Hajj (performing Hajj only). If your marriage contract was concluded after your performance of Hajj, then it is valid, because it was concluded after your Tahallul (removal of the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) from your previous Ihram. (Part No. 10; Page No. 377) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.