Umrah

Visiting Family and Umrah

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Q: 1. What is  the ruling regarding ihraam of South Africans visiting family residing in Jeddah with the intention to perform umrah?
2. Within how many days on arrival to Jeddah should the Umrah be made?
3. Does the person visiting Madinah need to put Ihraam on returning from Madinah?


A: 1. They can wear the Ihraam from Jeddah.
2. There is no time frame for this.
3. When a person leaves Madinah intending to go to Makkah, he will have to wear Ihraam for Makkah and make Umrah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Reward for Umrah in Ramadaan

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Q: What is the reward of performing Umrah in Ramadan? Is the reward equivalent to that of one Hajj?

A:
Narrated by Imam Abu Haneefah Rahmatullaahi Alayh from Hadhrat Ataa` that Sayyyidina ibni Abbaas Radhiyallaahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “UMRAH IN RAMADHAAN EQUALS A HAJ (BY WAY OF REWARD).”

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Ihraam for Baby

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Q: Should a one  year old also wear ihraam when his parents are performing umrah?

A: The baby does not wear Ihraam.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Qasr on Umrah

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Q: I will be on Umrah for 10 days from South Africa. Will I have to make Qasr (shorten Salaah)?

A:
Yes you will make Qasr.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Breastfeeding in Umrah

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Q: My husband and me are planning for umrah with my 2 year old girl and 6 months infant breastfeeding baby. Can I breastfeed my baby while performing umrah if not in tawaaf then can done while doing saee?

A
: If it can be avoided in Tawaaf then avoid it.

If necessary during Sa'ee, stop Sa'ee for a while, move to one side and feed the baby, then restart the Sa'ee.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Reward for Umrah in Ramadan

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Q: Is there a different reward for umrah during ramadan compared to other days?

A:
Narrated by Imam Abu Haneefah (Rahmatullaahi Alayh) from Hadhrat Ataa` (Rahmatullaahi Alayh) that Sayyyidina ibni Abbaas Radhiyallaahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam said:

“UMRAH IN RAMADHAAN EQUALS A HAJ (BY WAY OF REWARD).” (Musnad Abu Haneefah)

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Going to Madinah Munawwarah before Umrah

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Q: My question is about Umrah: After lending in Jeddah from New York, can I go straight to Madinah Munawwarah and come back to Makkah Mukarramah from there after 2 days for Umrah? I would like to visit Masjid-e-Nabawi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam first and after staying there for couple of days, I will return to Makkah Mukarramah for Umrah.

A:
Yes, you can do this.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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