Asking for a donation to perform `Umrah

A: We advise you not to ask anyone for a donation to perform `Umrah, as `Umrah is only obligatory on a person who is physically and financially able, and a woman must have a Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative) as well. As you do not have the necessary money to perform `Umrah, you are excused and you should be patient until Allah (Exalted be He) provides for you what you urgently need. May Allah facilitate your affairs in the right way. (Part No. 10; Page No. 30) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.