You left Makkah and did not perform Tawaf-ul-Wada`

Q: I performed Hajj in 1411 A.H. (Part No. 10; Page No. 338) Having performed all the rituals of Hajj, I tried, on the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah, to perform Tawaf-ul-Wada` (circumambulation of the Ka`bah on leaving Makkah), but I got a severe disease and could not perform it. I left Makkah on the same day. I hope Your Eminence could give me a Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) in this regard. Is my Hajj incomplete and should I offer a Kaffarah (expiation) or what should I do? Guide me, may Allah reward you with the best and safeguard you.

A: If the reality is as you mentioned and you left Makkah and did not perform Tawaf-ul-Wada`, you should slaughter a sacrificial animal in Makkah and distribute the meat among the poor people of the Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah). If you can not do this, you should fast for ten days.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.