The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ritual 139

The rituals involved in the two optional pilgrimages, Mufradah and Tamatu” can be the same, and this will be discussed late, as well as vary, such as: Umrat-ul-Mufradah, it is obligatory to perform Tawafun Nisa but it is not obligatory in Umrat-ut-Tamatu’;

2. Umrat-ut-Tamatu’ can only be performed during the season of obligatory pilgrimage, namely, Shawwal, Thil Qa’dah and Thil Hijjah, whereas it is permissible to perform the Umrat-ul-Mufradah during all the months of the year, preferably in Rajab;

3. in Umrat-ut-Tamatu’, the ihram can be removed only after Taqseer, while in Umrat-ul-Mufradah it can be removed after taqseer or shaving the head, and the latter is better;

4. it is obligatory to perform Umrat-ut-Tamatu’ and obligatory pilgrimage in the same year, but that is not the rule for Umrat-ul-Mufradah. If Hajj-ul-Ifraad and Umrat-ul-Ifraad have become obligatory on a person, it is permissible for him to perform the Hajj-ul-Ifraad in one year and the Umrat-ul-Ifraad in the other year;

5. in Umrat-ul-Mufradah, if a person deliberately had a sexual intercourse with his wife before sa’y, his pilgrimage becomes invalidated; he shall be required to perform it again, that is to stay in Makkah to the following month to perform it. However, if he does so during Umrat-ut-Tamatu” it is doubtful if it would be invalidated and the better view is that it will not be affected as will be discussed in Rule 220.