The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ritual 150

There are certain conditions that should be observed in Hajj-ut-Tamatu’:

1. Niyyah, that is, one must form the intention of performing Hajj-ut-Tamatu’. If one sets his mind on performing another kind of pilgrimage, or wavers in his intention, the pilgrimage is invalidated.

2. The Umrah and Hajj must be performed during the season of Hajj (see Rule 139 ‘2’ above). If any part of the Umrah is performed before commencement of the month of Shawwal, the Umrah is invalid.

3. The Umrah and Hajj must be performed in the same year. If the Umrah is performed and then the Hajj is postponed to the next year, the Tamatu’ is invalid. It makes no difference whether the pilgrim remains in Makkah to the following year or goes back to his country for the return journey to Makkah. Similarly, it makes no difference whether he removes the ihram or remains in it to the following year.

4. As a matter of choice, the ihram for Hajj must be worn in Makkah itself and the best place for it is the Holy Mosque; however, if it is not possible to wear ihram in Makkah, it may be worn wherever possible.

5. The Umrah and Hajj must both be performed by the same person as an agent for one particular person. It is not permissible to engage two agents, for a living or dead person, for Hajj-ut-Tamatu’, one to perform the Umrah and the other the Hajj. Similarly, it is not permissible that one person performs the Umrah on behalf of one person and the Hajj for another.