Going for umrah before performing Hajj

Q: If I really save my money I can probably go for hajj within 5 years in shaa Allah, but what if I can't wait that long as I'm really longing to go to Makkah. Can I just go for umrah? I went there a month ago and I am still craving to go there and I can't wait for 5 years to go there? I intend going within the next year or next 2 years, but my parents say that it is a waste to go for another umrah, it is better to go for hajj, but 5 years, my heart cannot wait that long.

A: It is permissible to go for umrah, but it is better that you wait and do your hajj first.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)