Can Wife Go to Umrah Without Husband? Read This!

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As for the second important point about “can wife go to Umrah without husband in Islam?” that I will explain here is a specific answer. There is one hadith that we can use as the basis for an argument to answer this question. The hadith I mean is as follows:

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَخْطُبُ يَقُوْلُ : لَا يَخْلُوَنَّ رَجُلٌ بِامْرَأَةٍ إِلَّا وَمَعَهَا ذُوْ مَحْرَمٍ , وَلَا تُسَافِرُ الْمَرْأَةُ إِلَّا مَعَ ذِيْ مَحْرَمٍ . فَقَامَ رَجُلٌ فَقَالَ : يَا رَسُوْلَ اللهِ إِنَّ امْرَأَتِيْ خَرَجَتْ حَاجَةً , وَأَنِّيْ اُكْتُتِبْتُ فِيْ غَزْوَةِ كَذَا وَكَذَا . فَقَالَ : انْطَلِقْ فَحُجَّ مَعَ امْرَأَتِكَ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhu, he said, “I have heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam preaching. He said, “Really, men shouldn’t be alone with women in a quiet place, unless the woman is with the man who becomes her mahram. Women cannot travel except with men who are mahram. ” There was a man standing up and then saying, “O Messenger of Allah, verily my wife went to perform the Hajj and really I was required to do this war and this war.” He said, “Go and do the Hajj with your wife.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

All readers! This hadith does not specifically explain Umrah. The hadith describes Hajj. In the hadith it is explained that there was a wife who went for Hajj without husband. Prophet Muhammad then ordered his husband to go with his wife to perform Hajj together.

One important thing I want to explain here is that in Islamic legal literacy, the Prophet Muhammad’s command to his husband that he perform Hajj with his wife is a recommendation. The meaning is that a wife is encouraged to perform Hajj with her husband or mahram. So, if a wife performs Hajj without her husband, then her Hajj is still valid. The meaning is that she can do that.

Then, can wife go for Umrah without husband?

One important thing we must understand is that Hajj is an obligation for Muslims who are able to do it, while Umrah is a recommendation. The conclusion is that if a wife can go toHajj without husband, then she can go to Umrah without husband. That’s the answer.

All readers! That is a brief explanation of “can wife go to Umrah without husband?”. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask.

I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful. Amen.

See you again in the next article!

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