A: What you have mentioned concerning performing `Umrah is what should have been done in this regard. Your `Umrah would be valid (Part No. 11; Page No. 331) if you performed it from the Miqat (sites for entering the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah for Hajj and `Umrah). Moreover, performing Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid upon entering the Sacred Masjid contradicts the Sunnah. The Sunnah of entering the sacred Masjid is performing Tawaf especially for a person who is in a state of Ihram.If you mean, by performing Ihram in your garment, the garments of Ihram where you performed the first `Umrah, then your `Umrah will be valid. Moreover, you can use this garment many other times for performing Hajj and `Umrah. But if you mean by "your garments" the normal clothes you wear in times other than the time of Ihram, then you have committed two prohibitions that should be avoided during Ihram which is
wearing sewn clothes and covering the head if you had covered your head. If you are aware that these things are prohibited during Ihram, then you have to offer two Fidyahs (ransoms); one for wearing sewn clothes and the other for covering your head. These Fidyahs are to slaughter two goats that are qualified to be slaughter as Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims), feed six needy people by giving every needy person half a Sa` (1 Sa`=3 kg. Approx.) of dates or the like of the food of your region, or observe Sawm (Fast) for three days. Moreover, you have to distribute the meat of these goats or the food among the needy people at
Makkah. You should not eat from these things. You are permitted to observe Sawm at any time and place. But if you were unaware of the ruling or you forgot it, then you will not be required to offer Fidyah. In both cases, you have to repent to Allah and to seek His forgiveness. You should not do any thing that (Part No. 11; Page No. 332) violates your Ihram.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.