Umrah for another.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

can we perform umrah for our live parentsor on behalf of them as they cannot come bcoz of financial prob.As i have come to saudi for work i want to do umrah for them and for myself. is my umrah accepted as my parents has nt done that.plz reply soon as iam in dellema


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Umrah 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.


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.


Although it is best and preferred that one who performs the Hajj pilgrimage for another should have performed their own Hajj first; the majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that there is no such condition for the smaller Umrah pilgrimage, and they hold it permissible for one to perform the Umrah pilgrimage for another even though one might not have done an Umrah for oneself.  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,





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