Is it better to perform multiple Umrahs or more Tawaaf?

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Asalamualaikum Hazrat.

I wanted to ask, is it sinful, or disliked in anyway for one to perform more than one Umrah when taking a journey to Makkah? There seems to be conflicting opinions.



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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

While it is permissible to perform multiple Umrahs in one trip, by going back to the Meeqaat every time, it is more virtuous to perform more Tawaafs than performing more Nafl Umrahs[1]. Hence it will be better for you to exert your energy and time in excessive Tawaaf.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)



[1] وإكثار الطواف أفضل من إكثار الاعتمار لكونه مقصودا بالذات ولمشروعيتة في جميع الحالات

[غنيتة الناسك في بغية المناسك ص٢٠٠/١٣٨]


…وهذا المعنى موجود في الطواف، فكان اشتغالهم به أولى من العمرة، إذ هو المقصود منها ، فان معنى العمرة زيارة البيت، والطواف تحيته…..

[البحر العميق]


This answer was collected from Fatwa-tt.com, which is operated by the Darul Iftaa of Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad and Tobago) under the advice and guidance of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Daamat Barakaatuhum) of South Africa.