Left After Umrah Then Came Back For Hajj

Somebody comes for Umrah in the months of Hajj like Dhul-Qa'dah, then he goes out of Mecca to Madinah and stays there until the time of Hajj. Is it obligatory upon him to perform Tamattu' or has he to choose any one of the three types of Hajj?

There is no obligation upon him to perform Tamattu'. He may put on Ihram for another Umrah if he wishes, and becomes Mutamatti', according to those scholars who are of the opinion that the Tamattu' ends by traveling.

He would be Mutamatti' by this new Umrah, and it would be obligatory upon him to sacrifice an animal, according to the opinion of all scholars.

When he puts on Ihram for Umrah coming from Madinah and afterwards he performs the rites of Hajj, he would become Mutamatti'. Otherwise, if he wishes, he may return from Madinah for Hajj only.

There is a point of dispute among the scholars, in such a case, as to whether he has to sacrifice an animal or not.

The correct opinion is that he has to sacrifice an animal, as the traveling to Madinah does not break his Tamattu', according to the most correct opinion.

Sheikh Ibn Baz