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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 […]

Can a Woman Go Perform a Umra Alone? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I am a woman. Can I go on umra without a mahram? Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, In the Shafi’i madhhab, it is permissible for a woman to perform a personally obligatory hajj or umrah without a mahram. [Bushra al-Karim] If however one has already […]

Does One Have to Shave or Cut Their Hair Short During the Pilgrimage? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I’ve been growing my hair long and I’m going to Umra soon and I don’t want to shave my head all off. What can I do? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. I pray you’re well insha’Allah. Trimming just a small length from the hair suffices for the act of […]

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 […]

When Should I Shorten My Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum If I go to umrah for fifteen days and stay five days in Makkah then six days in Madinah and then four days in Makkah will I have to shorten my prayers? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. In such a case, your would […]

My Wudu Broke During the Circumambulation. Is My Umra Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I was performing umrah. During tawaf I had to pass gas. I was controlling it and I thought I was fine. But after removing Ihram I think I soiled the cloth. Is my umra valid? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The basis is that ritual purity […]

Is It Permissible to Travel and Perform Umra for a Deceased Relative Without Performing Umra for One’s Self on the Same Journey?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to travel and perform Umra for a deceased relative without performing Umra for one’s self on the same journey? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim It is permissible to travel and perform Umra for a deceased relative without performing Umra for one’s self on the […]

I Am Afraid That I Am Losing My Faith Because I Am Not Establishing My Prayer. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have been spending hours watching TV and ignoring my prayers. I made the Umra for the first time recently. But even after coming back missing my prayers seems not to bother me at all. I am really afraid that I have lost my faith. I love Islam. […]

Wudu, Waswasa, and Maintaining Purity During Tawaf

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Although, I am not chronically excused, my regular problem of passing very tiny amounts of gas makes me anxious during prayer times. I am particularly nervous about performing umrah – I am so fearful that I will loose my wudu before completing the tawaf…it is almost paralyzing. When I […]