Umrah in shawwal.
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Assalam Brother Burhan,
Please let me know if one perform umrah in the month of shawwal or later before hajj, will it is obligatory to perform hajj the same year.
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Umrah in shawwal
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 96-97:
96 The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka (Makkah), full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings:
97 In it are signs manifest; (for example) the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; Hajj thereto is a duty men owe to Allah those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures.
To perform the pilgrimage of Hajj once in their lifetime is an obligatory duty unto every sane, able, adult believer who has the physical and financial means to afford the journey.
The performance of the Umrah pilgrimage in any day or month of the year, even if it is only one day before the day of Hajj, does not make it obligatory for the person to perform the Hajj pilgrimage in the same year. One may perform their obligatory Hajj pilgrimage and their voluntary Umrah whenever they wish and is convenient for them.
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