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One misses obligatory rites of hajj.

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Brother in Islam, what is the ruling if a pilgrimage who was very sick,and coma after the First Jamrah Aqabah, but was unable to perform the following Jamaraat and was unable to perform Tawaf Ifadhoh and Wida' Syukran


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One misses obligatory rites of hajj

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If one fell seriously ill while performing their duty of the pilgrimage of Hajj unto their Lord, and further went into a coma and could not fulfill some amongst the obligatory duties of Hajj…..his atonement is as follows:


  1. If and when the person comes out of his coma, he must abstain from enjoying his conjugal rights with his wife until he comes back to the Sacred House of Allah and performs the belated ‘tawaaf ul-ifaadah’, as the ‘tawaaf ul-ifaadah’ is an absolutely obligatory rite of Hajj. When leaving Makkah after performing the belated ‘tawaaf ul-ifaadah’, the person should fulfill his belated ‘tawaaf ul-wida’.
  2. For missing to stay the required days in Muna, the person will be required to offer one sacrifice as atonement.
  3. For missing to perform the ‘Jamaraat’ on the subsequent days, the person will be required to offer one sacrifice as atonement.
  4. If Allah forbid, the person does not recover from his state of coma and dies, then his case is with Allah Subhanah.


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 5.94b

There is consensus among the Muslim scholars that spending the Day at Arafah is the most important part of Hajj. Abdur Rahman bin Ya'mur reported that the Prophet (saws) ordered an announcer to proclaim "Hajj is (spending the day at) Arafah, so he who joins other pilgrims on the night of Muzdalifah before dawn, will be considered as having performed Hajj."

Related by Ahmad and Abu Dawood.


Because the person spent the day or part of the day in Arafah, his Hajj will be considered valid and acceptable to Allah Subhanah. If and when the person recovers, he must abstain from enjoying conjugal relations with his wife until he goes back to the Sacred House and performs the belated ‘tawaaf ul-ifaadah’. He should then offer two sacrifices as atonement, one for not being able to spend the required days in Muna and one for not fulfilling the rite of throwing pebbles at the Jamaraat. When leaving Makkah, the person should perform the belated ‘tawaaf ul-wida’.

The above acts will suffice as atonement for his missed rites of Hajj.


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