Touching the Black Stone, and Cutting One’s Own Hair to Leave Ihram

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: (1) Can one touch or kiss the black stone and the cloth of the Ka’ba, knowing that it’s scented when in a state of ihram?

(2) Also can a woman cut her own hair herself to get out of ihram or does she have to wait until someone who is out ihram for them to cut the woman’s hair?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

(1) One may touch or kiss the Black Stone or cloth of Kaaba while in ihram, despite it being scented, as long as the scent does not transfer to the person. Otherwise it would be a problem.

(2) Yes, one may shave or cut one’s own hair to leave ihram once he/she is done with all of the rites of hajj. The hair does not have to be shaved or cut by another person. [Kasani, Bada’i al-Sana’i]

And Allah knows best.