The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

25- Taqseer

It is the fifth obligation in Umrat-ut-Tamatu’. What is in sa’y is that it must be embarked on with the niyyah of alqurbah. It is materialized by cutting some hair of the head, beard or moustache.
Evidently (al adhhar), it is not enough for taqseer to be recognized as valid that one merely plucks out hair. As it is widely held (alal mashhoor), it be accepted by cutting the nails of hand or foot, as an alternative. However it should, as a matter of precaution (alal ahwat), not be performed independent of cutting the hair first.

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  • 355

    If a pilgrim fails to do taqseer, due to an oversight, and subsequently wears ihram for Hajj, his Umrah and ihram are valid. However he must, as a matter of recommended precaution, pay a kaffarah of a sheep.

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  • 356

    When a pilgrim, in Umrat-ut-Tamatu’, performs taqseer, all the prohibitions, imposed while in a state of ihram, are lifted, including shaving the head. However, as a matter of precaution, it is lawful to shave the head within thirty …

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  • 357

    In Umrat-ut-Tamatu’, Tawaf-un-Nisa is not obligatory; yet there is no objection to performing it.

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  • 350

    Taqseer has to be done when coming out of Umrat-ut-Tamatu’. It is not permissible to shave the head, as doing so is forbidden; it attracts a kaffarah of a sheep, if one does so knowingly and deliberately. Indeed, …

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  • 351

    If a pilgrim, knowingly and deliberately, engage in a sexual act after sa’y, but before taqseer, he is liable to bear a kaffarah of a camel, as has been discussed under Ihram. However, if he did so in …

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  • 352

    Taqseer must follow sa’y, i.e. it is not permissible to perform it before sa’y.

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  • 353

    Taqseer is not obligatory immediately after sa’y. It is permissible to do taqseer wherever one pleases, whether at sa’y place, at one’s house, or at any other venue.

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  • 354

    If a pilgrim deliberately fails to do taqseer, and subsequently wears ihram for Hajj, his Umrah is invalidated. Evidently, his Hajj changes to Ifraad. He must perform Umrat-ul-Mufradah later. He should, as a matter of precaution, repeat the …

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