Mahram Needed for Repeated Umrahs?

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Posted: 3 Jamad-ul-Awwal 1423, 14 July 2002

Q.) I will be going on umrah soon with my family although my husband will perform umrah with us once there. He will not always want to perform again with us (i.e. going to Bibi Ayesha's Masjid and making niyat again for umrah). Is it necessary that he has to also perform the umrah or is it permissible to perform it alone although he will still be present in Makkah with us?

A.) It is advisable for you to be accompanied by your husband or any Mahram when going to Masjid-e-Ta'neem to don the Ihraam for Umrah. Rasulullah Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam sent Sayyidna Abdur-Rahmaan, the brother of Ummul Mu'mineen Aaisha, Radi-Allahu anha, with her to Tan'eem to don the Ihraam.

We also wish to point out that it is more virtuous to perform more Tawaafs than more Umrahs.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best