Do I Need To Pay Expiation if I Fly Past the Miqat Without Ihram?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


While performing ‘umra from Uzbekistan, the plane flies directly through the Miqat Qarn al-Manazil and goes to Jeddah airport. Our intention will be first to go to Medina.

After that, we will go to Medina first by bus. From Medina, we wear Ihram at Dhul Hulayfah and go to Makkah with the intention of ‘umra. In this way, should we give a damm (sacrifice) for crossing the Miqat by plane?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

It is an obligation for anyone intending to perform the ‘umra to enter the state of Ihram when crossing the miqat, at any point. [Ibn Maza, al-Muhit al-Burhani]

If one does cross the miqat without entering the state of Ihram, a sacrificial slaughter is due as expiation. [Ibid.]

Returning to the Miqat

However, if one returns to any Miqat and enters into the state of Ihram, recites the Talbiya, and then crosses the Miqat in Ihram – the expiation falls off as they have made up for their previous violation. [Ibid.]

Hope this helps
Allah knows best

[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and a number of texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.

معنى المسألة: الآفاقي إذا جاوز الميقات لا يريد دخول مكة، وإنما أراد موضعاً آخر وراء الميقات خارج الحرم نحو بستان بني عامر، وما أشبه ذلك، ثم بدا له أن يدخل مكة لحاجة، فله أن يدخلها بغير إحرام، وهذا هو الحيلة لمن أراد دخول مكة بغير إحرام أن لا يقصد دخول مكة، وإنما يقصد مكاناً آخر وراء الميقات خارج الحرم لحاجة له، ثم إذا وصل إلى ذلك المكان يدخل مكة بغير إحرام، وهذا لأن الذي لا يقصد دخول مكة، وإنما يقصد مكاناً آخر لا يلزمه الإحرام لا يلزمه لحق الميقات نفسه،