As-salam `alaykum. I intend to perform Hajj this year on my deceased sister's behalf insha' Allah, as I performed Hajj for myself before. I intend to do Tamattu` and perform `Umrah first, break Ihram then Hajj. Can I perform extra `Umrah on my deceased cousin's behalf between the first `Umrah and Hajj, or shall I wait till after Hajj?
Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:
Once you have completed the Umrah of Tamattu and released yourself of ihram, you may do extra Umrahs on behalf of anyone else. There is no need for you to wait for the Hajj to be completed for doing extra Umrahs.
Allah Almighty knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.