When I arrived for the first time in Jeddah, Haj was supposed to fall immediately after my arrival.
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Salam.When I arrived for the first time in Jeddah, Haj was supposed to fall immediately after my arrival and I decided to do the haj that year itself. I am confused on the matter that the driver who took me to perform Haj did not drop for Umrah rather proceeded directly to Mena. I returned to offer Tawaf Ziyarah only after stoning the Jamarat on the first day. Is doing Haj without doing Omrah even for once is okay or there is any problem in that. Thank you for your advise.
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Hajj ifrad qiran tamattu
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There is allowance in the Shariah for a pilgrim to perform three types of Hajj:
- Hajj-e-Ifraad: ie. where a pilgrim performs only the Hajj without the Umrah pilgrimage.
- Hajj-e-Qiran: ie. where the pilgrim performs both the Umrah and the Hajj pilgrimage in one state of ehraam.
- Hajj-e-Tamattu: ie. where the pilgrim enters in the state of ehram from the Meeqat and performs the Umrah first, then comes out of the state of ehram, and before the days of Hajj enters into the state of ehram for a second time to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.
Your Question: Is doing Haj without doing Omrah even for once is okay or there is any problem in that.
If one wishes or chooses to perform only the Hajj pilgrimage without the Umrah or Hajj-e-Ifraad, there is absolutely no harm.
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