Accidentally Touching Perfume in Ihram (Shafi‘i)

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies the rulings on accidentally touching perfume in ihram. While in ihram, I accidentally used wet wipes to clean my daughter’s hand. She was having candy and her hands were all sticky. What am I supposed to do? Sadaqa or dam? In the Shafi‘i school, accidentally touching or stepping on perfume or […]

What Are the Rulings of Ihram?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Asslamu Alaykum I want to know about the rulings of ihram according to the Sunnah, for example, what can you wear under it? Can you please cover them? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh Thank you for your question. A State of Sanctity Strictly speaking, the Ihram […]

Can I Wipe Myself With a Towel While in a State of Pilgrim Sanctity?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible for males and females in a state of pilgrim sanctity to wipe the head and face with a towel after wudu or taking a bath? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Drying your limbs with a towel is not problematic whilst in a state of […]

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 […]

Cutting One's Own Hair to Release Oneself from the State of Ihram

Answered by Shaykh Omar Qureshi Question: According to the Shafii madhab can someone cut their own hair to come out of Ihram after performing Umrah? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaikum, In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. The answer is yes. In the Shafi’i school it is permissible for one to cut one’s own hair. […]

Can I Wear Stitched Footgear, Belts, or a Backpack While in Ihram?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: According to the Hanafi madhab, while in ihram,  can one wear stitched sandals as long as the bone on top of the foot is exposed? Also, how about carrying stitched back packs and money belts? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this message finds you in the […]

Can Women Wear Ornaments While Performing Umrah?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is there any prohibition for women to wear ornaments while performing umrah? Answer: assalamu `alaykum It is permissible for a woman to wear ornaments/jewelry while in the state of ihram. `A’isha (Allah be well pleased with her) was specifically asked about this and deemed it permitted, as per a […]

A Hajj Reader

Revised 20th September, 2013 Dhul Hijja, the month of Hajj, is fast approaching. Hundreds and thousands of blessed Muslims are packing their bags, checking their travel documents and flocking to airports around the world, to make the journey to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This brief document is a resource for those travelling for Hajj this year, […]

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

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 […]

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

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: A family member of mine went for umrah. However whilst in ihram he took it off and put stitched clothing on. I know that that is wrong. What kind of kaffara does he need to offer? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. If the stitched clothing was […]