Fri 2 Saf 1435 - 6 December 2013
Should he do ‘Umrah or spend the money on Jihad and propagating knowledge and on the poor?
Is spending the cost of a voluntary ‘Umrah on Jihad and propagating knowledge and meeting the needs of the weak better than doing ‘Umrah, or is doing ‘Umrah better? Does that include ‘umrah during Ramadan?.
Praise be to Allaah.
It seems that it is possible to combine the two, if you are economical in spending on ‘Umrah, especially ‘Umrah in Ramadan. If you cannot combine the two, then that which brings benefit to you and others is what is better. Based on that, Jihad, propagating knowledge and meeting the needs of the needy is better. End quote.
Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 22/260