Ruling on ‘Umrah at the end of Shawwaal then returning with the intention of performing Ifraad Hajj

Question 27: I performed ‘Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) at the end of Shawwaal then returned with the intention of performing Ifraad Hajj (Hajj only). Please inform me if I am thus considered a Mutamatti‘ (pilgrim performing `Umrah during the months of Hajj, followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) and consequently do I have to offer a Hadee (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) or not?

Answer: If a person performed ‘Umrah in Shawwaal or Dul-Qa‘dah then returned home then came back with the intention to perform Ifraad Hajj, their Hajj according to the Jumhoor (dominant majority of scholars) is not considered as Tamattu‘ Hajj and the concerned pilgrim is not required to offer Hady, because they had returned home then came back for Ifraad Hajj (performing Hajj only). This is the reported view of `Umar and his son (may Allaah be pleased with them), which is the opinion of the Jumhoor... read more here.

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