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How many times can a faithful perform Umrah?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Moulana Imran Mughal


Question:


How many times can a faithful perform Umrah?


 


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Answer:


A person may be able to perform Umrah as many times as one wishes, as long as they have the sufficient funds to carry out the task and be able to support any family that he has at home or with him on his trip.[1]


Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (may Allah have mercy on him) narrates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “(The performance of) `Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one).”[2]


Hafiz Ibn Hajar writes: “This hadith gives an indication towards performing many Umrahs.”[3]


 


Only Allah knows best


 


Written by Moulana Imran Mughal


 


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


 


Darul Ifta Birmingham


 


 



[1] Imam Kasani, ­Bada’I as-Sana’I (Beirut: DKI,2003 ), 3:52.


[2] Sahih Muslim Hadith 1349.


[3]Allamah Shabbir, FathulMulhim (Damascus: Dar al-Qalam, 2006), 3:247.


This answer was collected from DarulIftaBirmingham.co.uk, which is run under the supervision of Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah from the United Kingdom.

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