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1444 Hijri , 9th Muḥarram
1444 Hijri , 9th Muḥarram
Umrah for Women Umrah for Women

Can Women Perform Umrah Alone? What are the Rules of Umrah for Women?

Women can undertake Umrah like men but there are some rules regarding their journey of Umrah. They cannot go for holy pilgrimage and perform Umrah without a Mahram. According to the Islamic rule, a mahram is a male relative tied to a woman through blood, breastfeeding or relations after marriage. A person needs to be above the age of puberty to accompany a woman to Umrah as a Mahram. Also, performing Umrah with a fake Mahram is sinful. Go through the list of rules for female/lady pilgrims if you are planning to go on Umrah. We have tried to make a simple Woman's Guide to Umrah for a hassle-free pilgrimage.

Here are some of the Umrah rules for ladies that they have to observe in the state of Ihram:

  • A woman in Iddah cannot perform Umrah. She needs to complete the waiting period and then go for Umrah with a Mahram.
  • According to the Saudi rules, an elderly lady can perform Umrah alone. A woman above the age of 45 can perform Umrah without a mehram but she is required to submit N.O.C from her mahram and must travel with an organized group.
  • Women should not perform Ramal (running with medium pace during Tawaf and Saa’ee) and should not say Talbiyah loudly like men.
  • If there is a large crowd of men near Kaabah, women should maintain a safe distance.
  • Women can offer nafl prayers after Tawaf anywhere in Masjid-ul-Haram if there is a rush at Maqam-e-Ibrahim.

Note: It is recommended to consult and seek an opinion from scholars on doubtful Islamic matters.

Rules of Umrah for Women
Rules of Umrah for Women
Rules of Umrah for Women
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