Atonement or 'dumm' sacrifice not cut hair: do i have to give damm??

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Assalam o aliakum, we performed Umrah a few month ago & immediately afterwards we left for Jeddah so that i did not cut my hair after performing Sa'ii in the haram, but i cut my hair in jeddah, is it alright or do i have to give damm??

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The real issue is not whether you cut your hair after Umrah in Jeddah or in Makkah, but rather did you cut your hair before removing the 'ehram' or after it.

If you finished all the rites of Umrah, then left immediately afterwards for Jeddah without removing the 'ehram', and then cut your hair and thereafter removed the 'ehram', there is absolutely no harm....and no atonement or 'kaffarah' of a sacrfice is required.

But if after finishing all the rites of Umrah, you removed the 'ehram', and then cut your hair....indeed, an atonement or 'dumm' sacrifice would be required as one should not come out of the state of 'ehram' before shaving/cutting their hair.

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