Plans to stay after performing ‘Umrah to perform Hajj
Fatwa No: 99182

Question

I want to go for Umrah InshaAllah this Ramadhan and I plan to stay until I perform Hajj as well.Is it permissible in Islam to do so? JazakaAllah kheiran.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

It is permissible, Allaah willing, for a person who goes to Makkah in order to perform 'Umrah to stay until he performs Hajj, whether it is the obligatory or supererogatory Hajj. Indeed, many people come for 'Umrah and intend to stay for Hajj because if they do not stay, it might be that they would not be able to perform it in the future. Therefore, whoever is able to stay after 'Umrah until he performs Hajj, and his stay does not cause him any harm, like being imprisoned and the like, then it is permissible for him to stay after having performed 'Umrah until he performs Hajj.

Allaah Knows best.

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