Sahih Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 6 – P.215

(15) CHAPTER.  The combing of head-hair by a woman on taking a bath after finishing from the menses.

316. Narrated ‘Aishah :  In the last Hajj of Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, I assumed the Ihram for Hajj along with Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him.  I was one of those who intended Tamattu’ (to perform Hajj and ‘Umra together, with a break in between) and did not take the Hady (animal for sacrifice) with me.  I got my menses and was not clean till the night of ‘Arafa. I said, “O Allah’s Messenger! It is the night of the Day of ‘Arafa and I intended to perform the Hajj Tamattu’ with ‘Umra.” Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, told me to undo my head-hair and comb it and to postpone the ‘Umra.   I did the same and completed the Hajj. On the night of Hasba (i.e. a place outside Makkah where the pilgrims go after finishing all the ceremonies of Hajj at Mina ) he (the Prophet, peace be upon him) ordered ‘Abdur Rahman (Aishah’s brother) to take me to At-Tanim to assume the Ihram for ‘Umra in lieu of that of Hajj-at-Tamattu’ which I had intended to perform.

317. Narrated ‘Aishah:  On the 1st of Dhul-Hijja we set out with the intention of performing Hajj.  Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, said,”Anyone who likes to assume the Ihram for ‘Umra, he can do so.  Had I not brought the Hady with me, I would have assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra”. Some of us assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra while the others assumed the Ihram for Hajj.  I was one of those who assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra. I got menses and kept on menstruating until the Day of ‘Arafa and complained of that to the Prophet, peace be upon him.  He told me to postpone my ‘Umra, undo and comb my head-hair, and to assume the Ihram of Hajj and I did so. On the night of Hasba, he sent my brother ‘Abdur Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me to At-Tan’im, where I assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra in lieu of the previous one.

Hashim said, “For that (‘Umra) no Hady, fasting or alms were required.”

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