Had Menses on Her Way for ‘Umrah
Fatwa No: 392281

  • Fatwa Date:18-2-2019 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 13, 1440
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Assalamualaikum brother, we planned for umrah and then go to Jeddah after umrah but since my sister got her menses we decided that whole family will perform umrah except her and as we are going to Jeddah in our cousins home and she can make niyyah for umrah from my cousins home in Jeddah and do umrah. Will this be correct if she makes niyyah from my cousins home in Jeddah or is it compulsory to go to masjid Al taneem. Please help me find my answer quickly.. I am really in need of this answer.


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

As long as your sister came while intending to perform ‘Umrah, then she is not allowed to pass the Meeqaat without assuming the state of Ihraam.

The fact that she has menses does not prevent her from assuming the state of Ihraam for 'Umrah. However, it is allowed for her to remain in Jeddah until she becomes pure and then she can perform Ghusl (ritual bath) and go to perform 'Umrah.

If she had passed the Meeqaat without assuming the state of Ihraam, but can return to it and assume the state of Ihraam from the Meeqaat once she finishes her menses, then this is acceptable.

However, if she had assumed the state of Ihraam from Jeddah, then she is obliged to offer a sacrifice because of passing the Meeqaat without assuming the state of Ihraam.

Jeddah is not a place of Meeqaat for the one who comes to it from outside, according to the most preponderant opinion, such as someone who comes from Riyadh for example. However, the residents of Jeddah can assume their Ihraam for their ritual from Jeddah.

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 369067, 136830, 90293, 115836, 101583, and 15006.

Allah knows best.

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