Forms of Hajj

QIRAN

This denotes entering into ihram for both the ‘umrah and the hajj at the same time, not taking off the ihram until the Day of Sacrifice (the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah).Alternatively, one may first enter into ihram for the ‘umrah, and before beginning one’s tawaf may make the intention of ihram for the hajj as well.

IFRAD

This signifies donning ihram for the hajj either from the prescribed Station of lhram (al-miqat), from Makkah if one resides there, or from a place in between al-migat and Makkah in the event that one has brought a sacrificial animal with him, and to remain in ihram until the Day of Sacrifice.
If one has not brought an animal for sacrifice, he is required to come out of ihram after performing ‘umrah; that is, he makes the (Sa’ye)”around the K’abah (tawaf), performs the (Sa’ye) the running between Safa and Marwah. cuts some of his hair and then comes out of ihram, resuming his usual clothing and state.

This is what the, Prophet (peace be on him) prescribed for those people who had entered into ihram for the hajj without bringing a sacrificial animal; they then re-entered into ihram on the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah. The same applies to a person who is performing hajj al-qiran in the event that he has not brought with him an animal to sacrifice; it is required that he comes out of ihram after the ‘umrah.

TAMATU’U

This means entering into ihram for the ‘umrah during the months of Hajj, i.e., the months of Shawwal, Dhul-Q’idah and the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah; to take off ihram after performing the ‘umrah; and then to take ihram again for the hajj from Makkah on the 8th day of Dhul-Hijjah during the same year in which the ‘umrah was performed.