Tawaf-ul-Wada` is not Wajib in `Umrah

Q 1: My wife and I visited Makkah for approximately two days during which we performed `Umrah. (Part No. 10; Page No. 348) During Tawaf-ul-Wada` (circumambulation of the Ka`bah on leaving Makkah) before leaving Makkah, my wife got her menses, but she performed Tawaf-ul-Wada` in ignorance. What is the ruling on this? May Allah reward you with the best.

A: First, according to the correct scholarly opinion, Tawaf-ul-Wada` is not obligatory in `Umrah; this is specific to Hajj. The Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered the pilgrims performing Hajj to make Tawaf-ul-Wada`, but it was not reported that he (peace be upon him) ordered the pilgrims performing `Umrah to do so.Second, A menstruating woman does not have to perform Tawaf-ul-Wada` during Hajj, as a menstruating woman is excused from this ritual. What your wife did was out of ignorance and she will be excused In sha’a-Allah (If Allah wills).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.