Forgot to make talbiyah for Tamattu’ Hajj

Reference: Fataawa Muhimmah tata’allaq bil-Hajj wal-‘Umrah – Page 16, Fatwa No.4

Question: A pilgrim has put on ihraam at the meeqaat but he forgot to say talbiyah for Tamattu’ Hajj. Should he complete his rites as a Mutamatti’?

What should he do if he takes off his ihraam, and puts on the ihraam for Hajj from Makkah?

Response: If he has made an intention for ‘Umrah when he put on the ihraam but he forgot to say talbiyah while he was intending for ‘Umrah, he will be considered as one who uttered talbiyah. He has to peform tawaaf, sa’ee and cutting the hair, then he takes off his ihraam. It is permissible for him to say talbiyah on the way. If he did not say talbiyah then there is nothing required of him because the saying of talbiyah is only a confirmed Sunnah. He makes tawaaf, sa’ee, has his hair cut and makes it ‘Umrah. This is because he had intention for ‘Umrah. If he has made intention for Hajj while putting on the ihraam and the time is enough, it is preferable for him to change his pilgrimage to ‘Umrah. After that, he makes tawaaf, sa’ee, has a haircut and then takes off the ihraam. Praise be to Allaah, he will be considered as a Mutamatti’.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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