Doing a Second Umrah in Makkah without a Mahram

Fatwa ID: 03772

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan



Assalamu alaikum,

Can I please ask a masala?

Can women do a second umrah whilst in Makkah by themselves if the mahram is not well or any other reason and he cannot do a second umrah so he stays in the hotel?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



The Prophet is reported to have said: "A woman should not travel for more than three days except with a maḥram.[1] Most scholars have held the opinion that this is equal to the distance of 16 farsakh, which is roughly equivalent to 48 miles.[2]

If the journey for the first ʻumrah was taken with a maḥrām, and the maḥram is unable to join on the second one and stays at the hotel, that would be acceptable as long as the woman does not travel a distance greater than 48 miles to reach a location (such as al-Tanʻīm or al-Jiʻrānah) to put on the iḥrām.



Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, ḥadīth 1087; Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, ḥadīth 827


[2] Fayḍu al-Bārī, 2/534



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