Performing umrah with purdah

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  1. My wife did umrah with her niqab on (not the one with the cap portruding but the regular). What should be done now?
  2. Someone says that if you did umrah, it is not fard to do hajj, even if you are finnacially capable. Please clarify if it is true?



  1. One dam should be given.
  2. This is baseless and nonsensical talk. Hajj is a fardh obligation that must be discharged by every person who has the means to do the same.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنّاسِ لَلَّذى بِبَكَّةَ مُبارَكًا وَهُدًى لِلعـلَمينَ ﴿٩٦﴾ فيهِ ءايـتٌ بَيِّنـتٌ مَقامُ إِبرهيمَ وَمَن دَخَلَهُ كانَ ءامِنًا وَلِلَّـهِ عَلَى النّاسِ حِجُّ البَيتِ مَنِ استَطاعَ إِلَيهِ سَبيلًا وَمَن كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ غَنِىٌّ عَنِ العـلَمينَ ﴿آل عمران: ٩٧﴾

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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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