Is My Umra Valid?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the validity of Umra if a sister has doubts about purity. I went on Umra during my period. My periods stop on the sixth day, but this time it didn’t stop until the thirteenth day. On the twelfth day I went and did Umra, thinking I am now in […]

Pooling Funds for Hajj

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the legality of polling funds for Hajj. In our culture, we have a system of informal savings whereby people come together in groups and decide on an amount of money to deposit in a savings (locally, a wooden–metal box that is entrusted to a group member). They also decide […]

What Are the Rulings of Ihram?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Asslamu Alaykum I want to know about the rulings of ihram according to the Sunnah, for example, what can you wear under it? Can you please cover them? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh Thank you for your question. A State of Sanctity Strictly speaking, the Ihram […]

Is It Permitted to Wear a Protective Amulet Whilst in a State of Pilgrim Sanctity?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permitted to wear a protective amulet whilst in a state of pilgrim sanctity? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, it is permitted to wear a protective amulet (ta‘widh/ruqya) whilst in a state of pilgrim sanctity (ihram). Stitches and stitching aren’t inherently impermissible, but rather, the […]

Can I Perform Multiple Umrahs?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum I intend on performing my umrah soon. Can I perform multiple umrahs there? How should I do this? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Short answer: Yes, you can perform as many umrahs as you wish. While in Makkah, perform additional umrahs by first going […]

Is It Allowed to Delay the Intention for Hajj?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I am asking this question on behalf of my aunt. Unfortunately, she has her period and may not be able to make the intention for Hajj before leaving. Is it ok if she arrives in Saudi Arabia and makes the intention? Answer: assalamu alaykum Being in a […]

Can I Perform Hajj or Umra on Behalf of Someone Else?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I perform Hajj or Umra on behalf of someone who is old enough but is not able to afford it financially? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is valid to perform the Hajj on behalf of somebody who is physically unable to go themselves. The […]

How Can I Clean My Hands to Feed My Baby While Performing Umra?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum How can I clean my hands to feed my baby during my Umra if I can’t find unscented soap? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah, Whilst in a state of pilgrim sanctity (ihram), you can clean your hands with that which is unscented and fulfils the […]

How Can I Complete My Hajj During My Menstruation?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If a woman is on her menses during the time the obligatory Tawaf or the Farewell Tawaf is to be completed, and she will be still on her menses when she departs from Makkah, how is she to complete her Hajj? Answer: assalamu alaykum The Farewell Tawaf […]

Can My Brother-In-Law Be My “Mahram” for a Trip?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am a 22 year old woman and this year I have applied for Hajj and I have planned to go with my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law. Can they be my mahram? Can I get a visa? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, No, your brother-in-law is not […]