I have a question regarding Umrah and ihram.
Can a male go to masjid-e-taneem and put on the ihram from there and perform umrah. (this is for a non resident who will only be in Makkah for 1 week).
If the wife needs to go to masjid-e-taneem, the mahram must go with her, but does he also perform umrah as he has to accompany her during the tawaf and sai?
When I went for Hajj 13 years ago, we had performed to umrahs from the Miqat, however, after Hajj we (just the men) went to masjid-e-taneem and put on the ihram and performed umrah, where as our room mates who were salafi said that this was for ladies only and that they were allowed to put on the ihram from the hotel room and perform umrah.
I have come across some fatwas that say that if you are a resident within the miqat, you do not need to travel to the miqat or masjid-e-taneem, but to make intention from the place you are residing and then perform Umrah. This makes sense. But what is the ruling for non residents.
Can you please let me know what the situation is regarding this.[/quote]
Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf wrote:
Assalamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
Men do the ihram from tan'im too and it is not just for women. I think it is only residents who can start their ihram from where they are. Non residents all have to go out to the miqat.
So does this mean that I can be in Makkah for 7 days and go to taneem everyday and perform Umrah.
[quote="Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf"]Assalamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
Absolutely, it is the same for men and women. You could also go out toward Jidda by the old road and make umra from the miqat there.
However, ulama generally recommend that it is superior to make more nafl tawafs than perform whole umras.