Al-Kāfi - Volume 4 > The Case of One Who Passes the Designated Place for al-’Ihram or Enters Makkah Without al-’Ihram
Hadith #10

10ـ صَفْوَانُ عَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ الله (عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَم) عَنِ امْرَأَةٍ كَانَتْ مَعَ قَوْمٍ فَطَمِثَتْ فَأَرْسَلَتْ إِلَيْهِمْ فَسَأَلَتْهُمْ فَقَالُوا مَا نَدْرِي أَ عَلَيْكِ إِحْرَامٌ أَمْ لا وَأَنْتِ حَائِضٌ فَتَرَكُوهَا حَتَّى دَخَلَتِ الْحَرَمَ قَالَ إِنْ كَانَ عَلَيْهَا مُهْلَةٌ فَلْتَرْجِعْ إِلَى الْوَقْتِ فَلْتُحْرِمْ مِنْهُ وَإِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ عَلَيْهَا وَقْتٌ فَلْتَرْجِعْ إِلَى مَا قَدَرَتْ عَلَيْهِ بَعْدَ مَا تَخْرُجُ مِنَ الْحَرَمِ بِقَدْرِ مَا لا يَفُوتُهَا.

10. Safwan has narrated from Mu‘awiyah who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about the case of a woman who, with a people, experienced Hayd (menses), and asked them about it; but they did not know if she was required to assume the state of Ihram or not, so they left her in her condition until she entered al-Haram (the sacred area). He (the Imam) said, ‘If she has enough time, she must go to Miqat (place for assuming the state of Ihram) to assume the state of Ihram. If she does not have enough time, she must return back as much as she can after leaving al-Haram (the sacred area) so that she does not miss the rest of the acts of her al-Hajj.’”