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Assalamualaikum I have one question please answer me
1) If some one intended to go Jeddah for 5 to 6 days to stay with his relatives and in between if he planned to do umra and come back again to Jeddah, Is it Acceptable?
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Perform umra while visiting jeddah
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If one pre-planned to take the opportunity to perform the Umrah while visiting one’s relatives in Jeddah, then one should adorn the intention of ‘ehram’ at the appointed place of ‘Meeqat’ before entering Jeddah; or alternatively travel to the nearest ‘Meeqat’ (which in this case would be Taif) and adorn the ‘ehram’ for Umrah from there.
But if one had no prior intention to perform the Umrah, but was merely visiting Jeddah and whilst in Jeddah makes an intention to perform the Umrah, then one may adorn the ‘ehram’ from where one happens to reside in Jeddah.
Any which way, there is absolutely no harm if one is visiting Jeddah for any reason and intends to take the opportunity to perform the Umrah pilgrimage during their visit and return back to Jeddah if they so wish.
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