Intending to perform Tamattu` Hajj

A: There is nothing wrong if before entering into the actual state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) you change your intention from offering Qiran Hajj to offering Ifrad Hajj. If however this change of intention took place after entering into the actual state of Ihram for `Umrah and Hajj together, then the rulings of Qiran Hajj will apply, and the rituals of your Umrah will be combined with your Hajj, and you will have to offer Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) as offered in Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.