Taking pills before Umrah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham

Answered by Moulana Muhammad Imad Ali


I have planned to perform umrah but my periods dates were close to that. I started taking pills but right before the day we were leaving I noticed bleeding which can be considered periods. During flight I was sure I will not be able to perform umrah during the two days after which i have to leave for madina. Knowing this I did not took ihram at meeqat and hence did not perform umrah and left for madinah. After two days I have to come back to makkah. I was assuming that my periods will be stopped in the next two days for sure after which I have to leave for country. That is why I took  ihram and did the niyat. But my bleeding out of routine did not stop in the next two days even the night before travelling. In this case also I did not perform umrah but i opened my ehraam after cutting hair.

I need to know now what I have to do. To be on safe side I gave two dam for that but need clarity on what to do.



Regarding your question whether you’re in haidh or not one must go into ihraam at meeqaat. (Qudoori)

Passing meeqaat with intention of Umrah and not going into ihraam is one dam.

So in the above mentioned scenario you should also wear ihraam from meeqaat, but you will not offer the two rakah salah and will not perform tawaf and sa’i after reaching Makkah. When the menstruation stops, you will perform your Umrah after doing ghusl i.e. you will do tawaf of ka’ba, then sa’i between safa and marwa. You can stay in Makkah in the state of menstruation, but you should not enter in masjid-e-haram.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Moulana Muhammad Imad Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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