Coming to perform Hajj and after completing the `Umrah of Tamattu`, wishing to perform another `Umrah on behalf of one of the parents

Q 2: Some people come to perform Hajj (pilgrimage).After completing the `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) of Tamattu` (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between), they wish to perform another `Umrah on behalf of one of their parents. What should they do in this case?

A: Whoever performs Ihram for `Umrah as a Mutamatti` (pilgrim performing `Umrah during the months of Hajj, followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between) waiting for the time of Hajj, then it is better for them after completing `Umrah to stay in Makkah until the time of Hajj starts. Then, they should make Ihram for Hajj and should not commence any further `Umrah before Hajj. Upon completing Hajj, there is no harm to perform another `Umrah, and they make Ihram from Al-Tan`im or from any other Miqat. If one performs another `Umrah on behalf of one of his dead parents or on behalf of those incapable of performing `Umrah due to old age or due to a chronic disease or other similar excuses, then there is no harm in performing it. This is based on the general application of Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) saying: (The performance of) ‘Umrah after ‘Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed between them. And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (Hajj accepted by Allah when performed sincerely and free of sin) is nothing but Paradise. (Agreed upon its authenticity)May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.