Q: At the the Miqat (sites for entering the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah), I said, 'At your service, O Allah help us continue this `Umrah until the time of Hajj. If anything holds me from that, I will end my Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) wherever You hold me.' I was then in Ramadan. After that I stayed in Makkah for about three days then went back to my work. When the time of Hajj became due, I could not perform Hajj. What is the ruling on that? May Allah reward you best!

A: If the reality is as you mentioned, there is no harm for you. You do not have to do anything. However, if you have not performed the obligatory Hajj, you will have to perform it when you are able to do so.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
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`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz