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Q: Many people like to travel to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) during Ramadan. Please advise us whether is it preferable to perform the Sawm (Fast) or to break it when traveling to perform `Umrah? I hope that you will answer my question in detail, and the following: Which is better for someone who is performing `Umrah, to stay and perform whatever obligatory Salahs (Prayers) they can after finishing the rites of `Umrah or to travel directly?


(Part No. 6; Page No. 225)  A: Firstly, the Sunnah (action following the teachings of the Prophet) for someone who is traveling to perform `Umrah during Ramadan is to break their Sawm, because this is a Rukhsah (concession) from Allah. Allah likes His Rukhsah to be taken as He hates His Prohibitions to be committed. However, if someone performs the Sawm, there is no harm in this. Secondly, there is no doubt that staying in Makkah to perform Salah is better for those who can do this. This is because the reward for performing one Salah in Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah) is multiplied 100,000 times. But if someone travels after finishing the rites of `Umrah, there will be no harm in this.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.




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