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Doing More Than One `Umrah Before Hajj: Ok?

Question and answer details
Anwar
2012/09/16
As-salam `alaykum. I intend to perform Hajj this year on my deceased sister's behalf insha' Allah, as I performed Hajj for myself before. I intend to do Tamattu` and perform `Umrah first, break Ihram then Hajj. Can I perform extra `Umrah on my deceased cousin's behalf between the first `Umrah and Hajj, or shall I wait till after Hajj?
Ahmad Kutty
Answer

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

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Dear brother, thank you very much for your question that shows your eagerness to perform hajj and `umrah for yourself as well as your sister.

First of all, we congratulate you on this blessing of performing Hajj and call Allah Almighty to accept your and all Muslims’ Hajj and `Umrah.

You can do as many `Umrahs as you want; once you have released from Ihram of the first `Umrah, you can do other `Umrah either for yourself or any other person.

In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states,

Once you have completed the `Umrah of Tamattu’ and released yourself of Ihram, you may do extra `Umrahs on behalf anyone else. There is no need for you to wait for the Hajj to be completed for doing extra `Umrahs.

Allah Almighty knows best.


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