Q: Due to the nature of his job an employee of hajj institution may leave Mecca – say for Medina. Can such a person enter iḥrām at mīqāt for ‘umrah al-tamattu‘?
A: Yes, he can. Moreover, leaving Mecca by itself does not stand as an obstacle for entering iḥrām if one is sure of returning to it before hajj rites start. However, he must observe the rules of leaving Mecca as to whether it makes the already done ‘umrah void or not.