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My question is that should they give sacrifice of a lamb to compensate their mistake.

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Dear Burhan Bhai,

Assalam valekum.

First of all i would like to congragulate you for your marvellous job and tremendous efforts in spreading the right knowledge of islam by answering the queries of our muslim brothers and sisters. Let Allah accept all our good deeds and reward us with his bounties. Jazakallah Khair.

My question is: My parents have come to perform Haj this year Insha Allah.  During the Umra, they completed the Tawaf first and after the Tawaf my mother's health was suddenly upset. The same day they had travelled from Madinah to Makkah and she is diabetic and hypertensive. As a result she could not perform the sahi of Safa Marwa and before completing the Umra both of my parents removed the Ihram. Then they realised the mistake and the next day again performed Umra after having Ihram from the Meeqath. My question is that should they give sacrifice of  a lamb to compensate their mistake. Please answer my question as soon as possible. I consulted with some of the local Alim's here in Saudi Arabia but got various responses which confuse me.

Thanks and regards,

 

 

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Left ehraam without umrah

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

May Allah Subhanah reward you with the best of this world and the Hereafter for your kind comments of encouragement for our humble efforts in the propagation of the Truth. If our humble and modest efforts have helped even one brother or sister get closer to Allah and His Deen of Truth, then we would consider ourselves indeed fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the Lord Most Merciful to serve in His Cause. We hope, beg, and pray the Merciful Lord accepts our humble and weak efforts, forgives us our shortcomings, and saves you, us, and all the believers from the torment of the Hell Fire. Ameen.

 

Your Question: ..As a result she could not perform the sahi of Safa Marwa and before completing the Umra both of my parents removed the Ihram. Then they realised the mistake and the next day again performed Umra after having Ihram from the Meeqath. My question is that should they give sacrifice of  a lamb to compensate their mistake. Please answer my question as soon as possible.

Beloved brother in Islam, if one intends to perform the Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage and gets into the state of ehraam, it is not permissible for them in Shariah to come out of the state of ehraam except that they have completed all the obligatory rites of the pilgrimage.

 

If one is prevented or cannot complete the pilgrimage for any reason whatsoever and they wish to come out of the state of ehraam, an atonement of one sacrifice is prescribed for them in Shariah.

 

Thus brother, if your mother was unwell and your parents decided to come out of the state of ehraam before they completed their Umrah pilgrimage, indeed one sacrifice is due from them each as atonement and they should perform the Umrah again (which apparently they did perform the next day).

 

All the scholars and jurists of all the major schools of thought are unanimous on this opinion.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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