Can Wife Go to Umrah Without Husband? ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain one of the important things about Umrah. Specifically, this explanation relates to a wife who wants to perform Umrah. By the way, did you know that there is an Islamic opinion that explains that a woman cannot go without a Mahram? That is the difference of opinion about whether women can perform Umrah and Hajj without their husbands or Mahrams. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you have to read it to the end.
Specifically, there are two important things about “can wife go to Umrah without husband?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:
Umrah and Wife in Islam
The first important thing about “can wife go to Umrah without husband?” what I will explain now is the correlation between Umrah and wife in Islam. Specifically, now in this section I will explain the status of Umrah (is it obligatory or not?) and its importance in Islam. After that I will explain the correlation between Umrah and Muslim women, or wives in the focus of this discussion.
We can find an explanation of the status of Umrah (is it obligatory or not?) in its primacy in Islam in the two hadiths below:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : الْعُمْرَةُ إِلَى الْعُمْرَةِ كَفَّارَةٌ لِمَا بَيْنَهُمَا , وَالْحَجُّ الْمَبْرُوْرُ لَيْسَ لَهُ جَزَاءٌ إِلَّا الْجَنَّةُ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu ‘anhu, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “One Umrah to other Umrah is the penance of sin which exists between the two. There is no other reward for Hajj Mabrur except only Heaven.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
عَنْ جَابٍرٍ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ : أَتَى النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ فَقَالَ : يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ , أَخْبِرْنِيْ عَنِ الْعُمْرَةِ أَوَاجِبَةٌ هِيَ ؟ فَقَالَ : لَا , وَأَنْ تَعْتَمِرَ خَيْرٌ لَكَ . رَوَاهُ أَحْمَدُ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ
From Jabir bin Abdillah radliyallahu anhuma, he said, “There is a Bedouin who has come to the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and said,” O Messenger of Allah, tell me about Umrah, is it obligatory or not? “He said, “No. But if you do Umrah, then it’s good for you.” The hadith was narrated by Ahmad and at-Tirmidhi.
All readers! If we understand the two hadiths above, then we can conclude several things as follows:
One: Umrah is one of the recommended rituals in Islam. It is not an obligation for Muslims. So, if they don’t do that, then they’re not sinning.
Two: Umrah is one of the rituals for removing sins in Islam. That is one of the virtues of Umrah.