Performing Salaah and Tawaaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) without Wudoo’ (ablution)

Question 45: One year, I performed `Umrah during Ramadaan. I assumed Ihraam (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) from the Meeqaat (sites for entering the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah ) and then performed all the rituals of `Umrah. However, when I reached Al-Tan`im in Makkah Al-Mukarramah I was in a state of minor impurity. Unfortunately, it was possible for me to perform Wudoo (ablution) then. When I entered the Sacred Mosque, I performed congregational Salaah. After Salaah, I performed Tawaaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) and Sa`ee (going between Saffaa and Marwah during Hajj) while in a state of minor impurity. After that I cut my hair and removed the state of Ihraam. The question now is, what should I do, given that I am now far from the Sacred Mosque? What is the expiation required? I appreciate your advice! May Allaah reward you best!

Answer: First, it is unlawful for you to offer Salaah or Tawaaf while you are in a state of impurity. Hence, it is obligatory for you to make up for the Salaah you offered in a state of impurity, and to repent to Allaah (Exalted be He) and seek His Forgiveness for what happened… read more here.

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