If we perform umrah after isha prayer and after the completion of saee can we wait to cut our hair after the tahajjud namaz
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If we perform umrah after isha prayer and after the completion of saee can we wait to cut our hair after the tahajjud namaz, recite quran and perform fajr and then proceed to cut the hair? Is it acceptable? And before you cut the hair can one perform nafl tawaaf? And regarding the nafl tawaf, is there any limitation to the number of rounds one is supposed to perform i.e., for umrah it is seven rounds and for nafl tawaf can one perform any number of rounds or is it 7 rounds as well. Thank you very much. Your early response will be greatly appreciated.
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Delay cutting of hair in umrah
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Your Questions: If we perform umrah after isha prayer and after the completion of saee can we wait to cut our hair after the tahajjud namaz, recite quran and perform fajr and then proceed to cut the hair? Is it acceptable? And before you cut the hair can one perform nafl tawaaf?
Beloved brother in Islam, just as one would remain under the restrictions of prayer before one completes one’s prayer with the act of ‘tasleems’ on either side; a pilgrim would remain under the restriction of ‘ehram’ until he cuts his hair to signify the end of his Umrah pilgrimage.
There is absolutely no harm if one wishes to delay the cutting of one’s hair after one has completed all of their Umrah pilgrimage rites; but until they cut their hair, all the restrictions which are laid upon one who is in the state of ‘ehram’ will be laid upon them.
There is absolutely no harm if one wishes to offer further supererogatory prayers, or recite the Quran, or perform the tawaaf, or offer their fajr prayers, etc. before they get out of the state of ‘ehram’ by cutting their hair, provided they honor the restrictions of being in the ‘ehram’ until they cut their hair.
Your Question: for nafl tawaf can one perform any number of rounds or is it 7 rounds as well.
Regardless of whether one is performing the obligatory (fard) or voluntary (nafl) tawaafs of the Sacred House, Shariah Law dictates that a tawaaf rite will only be completed if one makes seven full rounds of the Kaaba.
One may perform as many nafl or voluntary tawaaf as one wills and pleases, but they must be in multiples of seven rounds.
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