Hajj and Umra (Shafii)

January 27, 2024 2 mins

Do I Owe a Penalty for Wearing Underwear in Ihram?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Because of an issue involving urine drops and other discharges, I must wrap a tissue around my private area to prevent my underwear from becoming soiled. The only way for this tissue to remain in place is if I wear underwear. During my Umrah and Hajj pilgrimages, I wore underwear […]
November 24, 2023 2 mins

Is Entering Mecca Without Ihram Permissible When the Intention is Not for Hajj o...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question If a person travels from Medina to Mecca without intending to perform Umra and doesn’t put on the ihram, then a day later in Mecca, if he suddenly decides to perform Umra, would he be able to go to Masjid ‘Aisha, put on the ihram, and perform Umra? Or would […]
February 25, 2023 2 mins

What Are the Requirements for Shaving One’s Hair for ‘Umra?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  I performed Hajj and did the first ‘umra and removed all hair with a zero machine trimmer, and after a few days, I did a second one and removed hair with the same zero trimmer machine. Is this valid in Shafi’i Fiqh? Answer In the Name of Allah, the […]
January 4, 2023 2 mins

Is One Allowed to Perform ‘Umra for One’s Non-Muslim Parents?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question As a convert to Islam, is it possible for me to do umrah for my Christian parents, who have now passed away, for their reward and forgiveness? Would this be valid? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate I empathize with you on how greatly […]