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Umrah with Alzheimers

Fatwaa ID: 2138

We are planning to do Umrah and my grandma has Alzheimer’s and also soils herself at times. She is wheelchair bound.
What is the ruling for her performing umrah?
Can I perform any rituals on her behalf?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala accept from you all and make it easy. May Allaah Ta’aala reward you abundantly. May He bless your grandmother with a long blissful life.

It is totally permissible for her to perform ‘umrah in her situation. However, you may not do the umrah rituals on her behalf. We understand that your concern is in regards to tahaarah. It is only the Tawaaf and the two rak’ahs thereafter that require wudhu. You do not need wudhu for Sa’ee. You state that she soils herself at times, i.e., she most probably does not qualify as a ma’dhoor. Start the tawaaf with wudhu. If her wudhu breaks during the tawaaf, then she can be changed and then you will continue from where you left off. It may be somewhat difficult but your reward will surely be with Allaah Ta’aala.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/09/1445 AH – 02/19/2024 CE | AMG1-3757

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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