Imam al-Haddad’s Counsels on Hajj and `Umrah – Muwasala

* Originally Published on 14/09/2013 COUNSELS ON TRAVELLING You must hold fast to all the acts of devotion which you perform regularly when you are not travelling. Do not make light of leaving any of them. You should make up any acts of devotion which you are unable to perform due to travelling when you […]

Can I Perform Umra without a Mahram? (Shafi‘i)

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked if a wife can perform umra without her husband present. I want to perform umra with my husband and children but he drinks alcohol so can I perform umra by myself? He can only travel with me and stay in the hotel while I go and do my umra. In […]

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 […]

What Is the Ruling on Cutting Hair for Umra?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I am due to go for Umra soon but I am nervous about shaving my head due to aesthetic reasons as I worry that it won’t suit me and will take a while to grow back. Is the ruling that it is compulsory to shave one’s head or does […]

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 […]

A Hajj Reader

Revised 20th September, 2013 Dhul Hijja, the month of Hajj, is fast approaching. Hundreds and thousands of blessed Muslims are packing their bags, checking their travel documents and flocking to airports around the world, to make the journey to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This brief document is a resource for those travelling for Hajj this year, […]

Is It Valid to Make Hajj or Umrah Before One’s Parents?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: My family is telling me that because our parents in law haven’t been for Umra or Hajj, my husband and I can’t go yet because it wouldn’t be valid.  Is it true??   Answer: assalamu `alaykum No, this is not accurate. Whether one can go to Hajj or Umrah […]

What is the Wisdom Behind Doing Certain Hajj and Umrah Rituals 7 Times?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Why do we go around the Ka’ba 7 times during Umrah and Hajj? Why do we go anti-clockwise as opposed to clockwise? The same goes for Sa’ee – again we must walk between Safa and Marwa 7 times? What is the reasoning for this? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa […]

Reciting Sura al-Baraqara for Protection and Cutting One’s Hair for Hajj and Umrah

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: 1) If I remember correctly, it is reported in a ahadith that for the one who recites al-baqarah, the shaytaan will not enter his house. Does this protection only include the room it is recited or the entire house? And does it need to be read in full in […]

Does My Hair Falling Out During Wudu or Being Trimmed By a Barber in Ihram Affect my Umra?

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: I recently performed umrah and while I was doing wudu in ihram, an eyebrow hair came out. also afterwards I had my hair trimmed by a barber, yet I’m not sure it was trimmed to one finger joint as I could not communicate with him. Was my umrah […]