Is It Permissible to Stitch the Lower Garment in the Middle During the Pilgrimage?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum,

Is it permissible during Ihram to stitch the lower garment in the middle with the intention to cover the private parts?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Generally, tying the lower garment (izar) when in a state of pilgrim sanctity (ihram) would be deemed improper and disliked because it resembles stitched clothing.

[Shurunbulali, Ghunyat Dhawi al-Ahkam fi Bughyat Durar al-Hukkam (1.221/241)]

Please also see: Wearing Stitched Clothing in Ihram: What Kind of Expiation is Due?

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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