Umrah pilgrimage for another.

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ASSALAMU ALEIKUM

CAN WE PEROFRM UMRAH ON BEHALF OF DEAD- IF SO WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE AND ALSO TELL ME IF WE CAN MAKE UMRAH FOR 2 OR 3 DEAD AT THE SAME TIME

JAZAKH ALLAH KHAIR

 

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Umrah pilgrimage for another

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: CAN WE PEROFRM UMRAH ON BEHALF OF DEAD

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.418         Narrated by Ibn Abbas

A woman came to the Prophet (saws) and said, "My mother vowed to perform the Hajj but she died before performing it. Should I perform the Hajj on her behalf?" He (saws) said, "Yes! Perform the Hajj on her behalf.  See, if your mother had been in debt, would you have paid her debt?"  She said, "Yes." He (saws) said, "So you should pay what is for Him, as Allah has more right that one should fulfill one's obligations to Him."

 

The believers are allowed in Shariah to perform the Hajj or the Umra pilgrimage for their loved ones who are deceased, or for their loved ones who due to a genuine reason like physical disability, etc. are unable to perform the journey to the Sacred House.  If Allah Wills and Pleases to accept their efforts, the Lord Most Gracious will reward the one who fulfills the rites as well as the one for whom it was intended.

 

Your Question: IF SO WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE

The procedure for performing an Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage for another is exactly the same as if one would perform for oneself, the only difference being that before one gets in the state of ‘ehraam’ for pilgrimage, one makes the intention that their this pilgrimage is intended for ‘such and such’ a person.  

 

Your Question: ALSO TELL ME IF WE CAN MAKE UMRAH FOR 2 OR 3 DEAD AT THE SAME TIME
There is no allowance in Shariah that one may perform the Umrah pilgrimage for more than one person at one time; the Umrah or Hajj pilgrimage is best performed for one person at a time, either for oneself or for another person.  And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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