I wish to go for Umrah, with my siblings, very soon. We will be flying from UK, wearing Ihram before miqaat near Judah airport. After doing our Umrah, if we wish to do Umrah for one or both of our deceased parents (one son does for one parent and the other for the second parent), which miqaat will go to, to do our intention for Umrah on behalf of our parents? Do we also have to change our Ihrams for repeating the Umrah for parents?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Repetition of ‘Umrah for the Muslim in one journey, either for himself or on behalf of someone else, is not from the Sunnah of the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) nor his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) nor was it from the guidance of the pious predecessors. The basic principle is that for each ‘Umrah there is a separate journey.
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said in Zaad al Ma’aad (2/ 89-90):
“None of his (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) ‘Umrahs were performed by leaving Makkah as many people do today. Rather, all his ‘Umrahs were done while entering Makkah. He remained in Makkah for thirteen years after the revelation was first sent down and it has not been reported that he did ‘Umrah by leaving Makkah during that time.
The ‘Umrah which the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) performed and prescribed was the ‘Umrah for one entering Makkah, not the the ‘Umrah of one who is already in Makkah, then leaves the “sanctuary” to return for an ‘Umrah. In his time, only A’ishah did this and it was due to a specific situation; that is, she had the intention of performing ‘Umrah, but her menses occurred. The Messenger of Allah ordered her to do the Hajj with ‘Umrah, and thus she performed Hajj Qiran (a type of Hajj where Hajj and ‘Umrah are done with one ihram). Continue reading