Clothing For Hajj and Umrah
Hajj becomes wajib to be put on for Hajj Tamattu
after Umrah Tamattu is performed and there is usually
ample time for this. If, for any reason after
performing Umrah Tamattu, time is short and if one
does not get into Ihraam there will be insufficient
time for Wuqoof at Arafat on the 9th of Zilhajj, then
it is wajib to put on Ihraam immediately to have time
for Wuqoof at Arafat.
Ihraam for Hajj is the
same as for Umrah Tamattu.
"I am wearing Ihraam for Hajj Tamattu, for Hajjatul Islam Wajib,
It is permitted to wear Ihraam before the day of
Tarwiyah which is the 8th Zilhajj, but as per Ehtiyat
one should not go out of Makkah before that date.
However, it is Mustahab that one puts on Ihraam for
Hajj on the day of Tarwiyah.
place for wearing Ihraam of Hajj is Makkah and one can
wear Ihraam at any place in the city. Similarly,
Niyyat and Talbiyyah are also Wajib except the Niyyat
will be ‘I am wearing Ihraam for Hajj Tamattu, and
shall remain from all that is forbidden during Ihraam,
in obedience to Allah’.
C. When this
Ihraam is worn it is Ehtiyat that no Sunnat Tawaaf is
performed before leaving for Arafat, otherwise
Talbiyyah will have to be renewed.
one did not know or forgot to wear Ihraam until he or
she reached Arafat or Mina, and learnt about it before
starting the Wajib rituals, he or she should return to
Makkah, wear Ihraam and return to perform the rituals.
If it is difficult to return to Makkah for good
reason or time is running short, it is Ehtiyat that he
or she should return as far as possible. If that is
not possible it will be Wajib to wear Ihraam at the
place where he or she remembered or learnt about
E. If someone forgetful or
ignorant of the Masael completed all the rituals of
Hajj without remembering Ihraam or knowing about it,
his Hajj would be valid. But if he remembers or learns
about it after Arafat or Mashar or before finishing
the rituals then he should wear Ihraam immediately. It
is Ahwat for the person to complete the remaining
parts of Hajj and return again the next year to
perform Hajj again.
F. If a person
deliberately leaves out Ihraam of Hajj until he has
completed his Wuqoof of Arafat and Mashar, his Hajj is
for Men and Women
Ihraam is the wearing of two pieces of cloth, one
wrapped around the shoulders and the other covering
the body from the naval to the knees, this is wajib.
Ihraam clothes must not be sewn.
Ladies can wear stitched clothing but the face, hands
and feet should be open.
It is mustahab for
both ladies and gents to wear white and that the
material be simple.
The conditions for the
clothes for Ihraam are the same as those clothes for
prayers. i.e. they must not be:
Usurped or stolen.
Of pure silk (even for women).
Part of the animal, whose flesh is not eaten.
Although the acts below are not Wajib they are highly
recommended (mustahab) to perform them.
Ghusl – It is recommended to perform Ghusl for
each of the following although it will suffice to
perform one Ghusl with the following five niyyats:
To wear Ihraam for Umrah Tamattu.
To enter the Haram (boundary) of Makkah.
To enter the city of Makkah.
To enter Masjid Al-Haram.
To make Tawaaf of Khana Kaaba.
There is a dua to recite which can be found in Adabul
Haramain on page 211,then proceed to pray Mustahab
Salaat for wearing Ihraam, you can recite 2, 4, or 6
Rakaats, the Niyyat is as follows:
reciting 2 Rakaat Salaat for Ihraam of Umrah Tamattu,
for (Hajjatul Islam or Mustahab Hajj), Qurbatan
There is a dua to be recited after
salaat on page 212 of Adabul Haramain. For wearing
Ihraam one must proceed to Meeqat.
These are specific places in Saudi Arabia where
Pilgrims must put on Ihraam. If travelling from
Madinah towards Makkah, the Meeqat is Masjid Shajarah
(see above photo),
if travelling from Jeddah it is necessary to stop at Johfa before proceeding to Makkah.
It is mustahab to utter words for the niyyat of
wearing Ihraam. The niyyat should encompass the
The intention must be for attaining nearness to
The intention must be made at a Meeqat (as above).
That the Ihraam is worn for Umrah or Hajj and
whether for Hajj Tamattu, Qiran or Ifraad. If
Hajj is being performed on behalf or someone else,
the niyyat must be expressed as for that person.
"I am wearing Ihraam for Umrah Tamattu, for Hajjatul Islam Qurbatan Ilallaah."
(See Niyyat Section)
Ihram on Aeroplane
Since Jeddah is not identified as one of the
prescribed Meeqats nor Mahaz Meeqat, it is,
therefore, not sufficient to put on Ihraam in Jeddah.
If one wishes to travel to Makkah from Jeddah then
Ihraam has to be worn by nazr in one's own country or
in the Airplane at a distance approximately one hour
before reaching Jeddah. In this case, one will have to
pay kaffara (for gents only) for travelling under
shade but only if this is during daytime.(Please refer
to your Mujtahid’s book of fatwas for variations).
Nazr should be made in this manner:
"Allah has the
right over me that I should become Muhrim from here."