Sadaqah for Mistakes in Hajj or Umrah
We are honoured to offer you the opportunity to provide food to the poor in Makkah as an act of Sadaqah on your behalf for any missed legislated actions or violations that occurred during your Hajj or Umrah. Our team will work diligently to ensure that meals are prepared and distributed to those in need.
What is Sadaqah?
Sadaqah (Arabic: صدقة) refers to providing charity to the poor and needy as compensation (Fidyah) for any missed actions or violations related to Hajj or Umrah.
When a person is unable to fulfill a specific action or inadvertently violates a law associated with Hajj or Umrah, they can offer Sadaqah as a form of compensation. This act of charity demonstrates remorse and a desire to rectify any shortcomings that may have occurred during the pilgrimage.
What type of Sadaqah is it?
The Sadaqah you provide will take the form of nutritious meals for the needy in Makkah. The meals will be distributed with care and compassion, ensuring that they reach those who require them the most.
Why might I need to pay Sadaqah?
Following are some actions that might require you to pay Sadaqah:
- Applying small amounts of fragrances to the body / clothing or applying fragrances to small portions of the body / clothing.
- Wearing stitched clothing or prohibited footwear for a small amount of time.
- Covering a small portion of the head or the face.
- Shaving, cutting, trimming or removing small amounts of hair from the body.
- Clipping a few nails on the hands or feet.
- Not performing obligatory actions of Hajj or Umrah completely or properly. For example, omitting a circuit of Sa’i or performing Sa’i with a wheelchair without a valid reason would require Sadaqah to be paid.
- Causing harm to an animal.
- Killing lice or locusts.
- Cutting trees or grass within the boundaries of the Haram.
Please refer to these tables which provide a more comprehensive overview of actions that would require Sadaqah.