Q 1: is it permissible for me to remove ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) after performing `Umrah given that i have intended to perform Tamattu` Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah with a break in between)?

A: The person who is performing Tamattu` Hajj should remove Ihram after performing the rituals of `Umrah such as Tawaf (circumambulation around the Ka`bah), Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah), shaving and cutting hair. After that they may wear ordinary clothes just as the Prophet (peace be upon him) told his Companions who had not driven Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) during the Farewell Hajj. Then, they should assume the state of Ihram for Hajj on the eighth day.

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'
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz