Q: I performed Hajj this year along with my wife. My wife bled after the day of `Arafat. This was not menstrual blood for my wife was pregnant. The bleeding did not stop; tather, it increased every day. However, a medical check showed that this was a miscarriage. Later, on the fifteenth of Dhul-Hijjah my wife had a miscarriage. The foregoing was a result of my wife being very tired during the journey as we traveled by car from Bishah to Makkah. One part of the road is very bad with no asphalt. To be more specific, after the operation my wife was very weak and exhausted because of the continuous bleeding she had before the operation. We also had to return home because I had to resume my work. Thus, we went back to Bishah on the Friday corresponding to the seventeenth of Dhul-Hijjah. of course my wife could not perform Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation around the Ka`bah in Hajj) due to the continuous bleeding and because we did not know when it would stop.

Is it obligatory on my wife to only make up for Tawaf-ul-Ifadah whenever she is able to so that her Hajj is complete or is it that her entire Hajj is invalid and so it is obligatory on her to remake it?

A: Your wife has to go back to the Sacred Mosque in Makkah and perform Tawaf-ul-Ifadah. She also has to perform Sa`y if she intended Tamattu` Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah with a break in between) or intended any other form of Hajj but did not perform Sa`y with Tawaf-ul-Qudum (circumambulation around the Ka`bah on arrival in Makkah). Doing so will complete your wife's Hajj. Moreover, it is obligatory on her to offer a sacrifice if you had sexual intercourse with her after throwing Jamrat Al-'Aqabah (the closest stone pillar to Makkah, also known as the Large Jamrah). The sacrifice should be slaughtered in Makkah whenever this is possible. However, she should hasten to do so and distribute the meat amongst the poor people of Makkah.

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 Ghudayyan `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz