Ihram

When some one decides to perform Umrah, then they should assume the Ihram of Umrah before entering the Miqat. If one is travelling by plane and is not certain about the exact time when one will pass the Miqat or one fears that one may pass over it without knowing, then it is better to wear the Ihram before boarding the plane.

Please note that Ihram is not simply the act of wearing two towels; it is a state or condition in which a Pilgrim enters and – immediately – certain rules get imposed on him/her.

Prohibitions, in the state of Ihram.
  • Clipping (trimming) the nails.
  • Removing hair (even unintentionally).
  • Using fragrance; Attar, Deodorant, Perfume, Scent, Soap, Toothpaste etc. Do not even touch Hajr Al-Aswad , Multazam , Cover of Ka’ba because they are perfumed.
  • Covering the face or head; be careful not to cover them while sleeping (women, however, should cover their head. Women are allowed to use a cap-like headgear which will keep face-veil away from the face, yet keep the face concealed from the gazes of non mahram.)
  • Do not enter into sexual relations with your spouse. Avoid suggestive and provocative talk or gestures and remain focused on Hajj.
  • Men should not wear sewn garments and footwear that covers the upper section of the foot.
  • Do not kill an animal of any kind for any reason, unless it poses a danger to you and to the others.
Penalty or Damm

Penalty or Damm becomes compulsory only for breaking Ihram rules or for omitting a Wajib act. There are varying degrees of penalties for various contraventions. Each of the above prohibitions has to be expiated by means of offering a damm. For details, Please refer Masa’il books or Scholars

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