Menses and Ihram

Q: I am intending to preform hajj tammatu. We are flying out on the 23rd August. The issue is I will be on my 5th day of menses and won’t attain purity until the 28th of August. Would I make intention for ihram and be in the state of ihram and how would I proceed after attaining purity?

A: You will make intention for Umrah and be in Ihraam before entering Makkah. When attaining purity you will take a bath and perform the Umrah. Remember that you will be in the state of Ihraam when entering Makkah and will remain in Ihraam till the completion of the Umrah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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