Last time we performed two umrah in the span of 3 days. For the first umrah we said our intentions and put on our ihram in the Taif meeqat, but for the second umrah we just went outside Makkah border to a meeqat mosque for the intentions and ihram.
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Two Umrah in one visit
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Q-1: Someone told us that our second umrah is invalid because it is not proper to perform two umrah in one journey as our beloved Prophet performed one umrah in one journey.
It is indeed true that the Messenger of Allah (saws) and his noble companions never ever performed two Umrahs on one visit to the Sacred House; thus it would best and purest for the believers to follow the Sunnah and perform only one Umrah pilgrimage during the visit to the Sacred House of Allah.
Some believers try to use the incident of Hadrat Aishas Umrah during the Hajj-al-Wida of the Prophet (saws) as evidence that one can perform two Umrahs during one visit; but according to the majority of the scholars that permission was given under special circumstances and not as a general concession. During the Hajj-al-Wida, Hadrat Aisha could not perform the Umrah pilgrimage with the believers due to her being in her natural state of menstruation. When she purified herself from her state of menstruation, the Messenger of Allah (saws) told her that she must go outside the boundaries of Makkah (to what is today known as Masjid-Aisha), adorn the ehram, and perform the Umrah she missed due to her state of menstruation.
Q-2: secondly even
if we did perform it we should have gone back to Taif for the umrah neeyat
since we were from
Firstly, because there is no evidence in the Sunnah that one is permitted to perform more than one Umrah pilgrimage during one visit to the Sacred House, it is best and purest to abstain from doing something which is not endorsed by the Messenger of Allah (saws).
In light of the above quoted incident of Hadrat Aisha (r.a.), if one has already entered the precincts of Makkah and then wishes to perform the Umrah, their place of intention and ehram would be outside the boundaries of Makkah or what is known today as Masjid-Aisha. There is no need for them to go back to Taif to make their intention and ehram, as their making the intention from Masjid-Aisha would suffice.
Q-3: We wanted to utilise the time and perform umrah on behalf of our deceased relative
If one wishes to perform the pilgrimage for their deceased loved ones, they should undertake the journey to the Sacred House for that purpose only; it is expected that Allah Subhanah will give the person the full reward of their efforts without diminishing the rewards of the one who actually performs it.
It is not in accordance of the guidance and teachings of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to visit the Sacred House and perform the Umrah pilgrimage multiple times during the same visit.
Q-4: Should we avoid this in future?
Visit the Sacred House of Allah and perform the Umrah pilgrimage as much as you wish and is easy for you; and it would be best to follow the example and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and perform only one pilgrimage during each visit.
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