If a woman passes by the Miqat while intending to perform the rites and is experiencing her menses
Q 2: I accompany my family to
Makkah Al-Mukarramah (Makkah, the Honored)
and perform the rites of `Umrah and we stay in
for a week. I face a recurrent problem, wherein my menses ends one or two days after we reach the place where we assume the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah). I feel too embarrassed to tell my family about my condition, so I assume Ihram with them and wear the appropriate garments since it is impermissible to go beyond that place without assuming the state of Ihram. We then go to
and perform the `Umrah, whereas I stay at home until my menses is over while wearing the clothing of Ihram. I try as much as possible not to do anything that might invalidate my state of Ihram.It is known that a woman must perform Ghusl (full ritual bath) after her menstruation ends. Therefore, should I have the intention (Part No. 10; Page No. 375) of entering the state of Ihram once again from the place where I live, or is the initial intention that I had at the place of assuming Ihram sufficient and then only perform Ghusl at the place where I live when my menses ends?It is also known that one of the things that invalidate the state of Ihram is one's hair falling out; does that nullify my Ihram, if it is originally valid?
If a woman
passes by the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) while intending to perform the rites and is experiencing her menses or postpartum bleeding, she should assume the state of Ihram and remain in it until she becomes pure and performs Ghusl. She is then to perform `Umrah. Having Ghusl or changing (Ihram) clothing do not affect the validity of `Umrah. However, she should avoid adornment in her clothes and perfume and other nullifiers of Ihram, until she completes the rites of `Umrah. If any of her hair falls unintentionally while performing Ghusl, there will be no blame on her and she should have the intention of performing the post-menstruation Ghusl. It is impermissible for her to repeat her intention for assuming the state of Ihram because she is still in the state of Ihram that she intended when she was at the Miqat.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.