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Hajj & Umrah Questions.

Question

1. Can I be a Mahram for my mother in law for umrah?

2. Which is more virtuous, to perform multiple umrahs or doing more tawaaf?

3. Can I carry a backpack on my back while in Ihram?

4.In Makkah can a lady read salaah with the haram jamaat but from the hotel room?

5.Can a lady make tawaaf without her husband or Marham?

Answer

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

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

1. A son-in-law is a mahram for his mother-in-law. One may travel with the mother-in-law on condition that there is no fear offitna, especially when the mother-in-law is relatively young. As such, the son-in-law should exercise precaution.

2. It is more virtuous to perform more tawāfs than performing more nafl ‘umrahs[1]. However, this does not mean that one should completely negate performing nafl ‘umrah.

3. Yes.[2]

4. No, she cannot join the salāh of the Haram from her hotel room.

5. It is advisable that a woman be accompanied by a mahram during tawāf. However, if she performs tawāf by herself, it will be valid.

And Allah Ta‘āla Knows Best

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa
USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.