Passing by one of the Miqats or parallel places on land, air, etc., intending to perform Hajj or `Umrah
Q: I want to perform Hajj this year. I
reside in the eastern region while my family resides in
I want to be Mutamatti` (pilgrim performing `Umrah during the months of Hajj, followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between). Do I have to enter the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) in
or in the Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) of
If I enter the state of Ihram at
should I take off Ihram (clothing worn during the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) in Jeddah near my family while I am Mutamatti`?
Should the state of Ihram continue until Hajj approaches?
Whoever passes by one of the Miqats or parallel places on land, by air, etc., intending to perform Hajj or `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage), they must enter the state Ihram at that Miqat even if their home is in
Makkah. If the person intends, upon Ihram, to perform Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between), he should remain in Ihram from the Miqat until he throws Jamarat (stone pillars at which pebbles are thrown during Hajj, Jamarat-ul-`Aqabah being the closest to Makkah) on the Day of Nahr (Sacrifice, 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, when pilgrims slaughter their sacrificial animals) and shaves his hair or performs Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj). If he goes to his family in
Jeddah before Hajj, he should remain in his Ihram until the end of the rituals. However, it is permissible for those who enter Ihram at the Miqat intending to perform `Umrah of Tamattu` Hajj (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between), to remove the state of Ihram and there is nothing wrong with them going to
Jeddah or any other place. Then, they should enter the state of Ihram for Hajj at the place in which they reside (Part No. 10; Page No. 77) after performing `Umrah. It is permissible for the Qarin (pilgrim combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) to perform Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) and Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj and `Umrah) when they reach
Makkah. They should regard it as `Umrah and shave or shorten their hair if they do not have a Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) with them. Then, they should enter the state of Ihram for Hajj upon its time from the place in which they reside either in
Makkah or outside it. In this way, they become Mutamatti`. It is permissible for those who intend to perform Ifrad Hajj (performing Hajj only) and have no Hady to make their Ihram for `Umrah like the Qarin. The Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) who intended to perform Qiran and Ifrad Hajj while having no Hady to do so.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.