FAQ’s

If someone passed the Miqat uttering Talbeyah for Hajj or Umrah and then he is prevented on account of illness and the like, which stopped him from completing his rites, what should he do?

What is the rule in regard of the person performing Hajj on behalf of his mother, but at the Miqat he said Talbeyah for Hajj and forgot to mention his mother?

What is the rule of Ihram of a woman who puts on socks and gloves? Is it permissible for her to take off what she had put on in the state of Ihram?

Should the intention of Ihram be uttered by tongue? What is the process of this intention if the pilgrim performs Hajj on behalf of another one?

Is it a condition to pray two Raka’at for Ihram or not?

Is it permissible to change the clothes of Ihram to wash them?

What is the directive rule regarding the application of perfumes on the clothes of Ihram prior to make intention and reciting “Talbeyah”?

What a person should do if he crossed over Miqat without putting on Ihram, intending Hajj or Umrah or any other purpose?

If any Muhrim fears that he may not be able to accomplish his rites on account of illness or fear, what should he do?

Is it permissible for the woman to put on Ihram using any garments she wishes?

When should a pilgrim, who travels by air, put on Ihram?

A person travelled from abroad intending Hajj and Umrah and landed at Jeddah airport without putting on Ihram, and then he puts on Ihram from Jeddah, what is the obligation upon him?

Is it permissible for a woman to use some pills to stop her menses during the days of Hajj?

Is a woman permitted to perform Tawaf if she gets menses or gave child birth after assuming Ihram? Or what should she do in this regard? Is Tawaf Al-Wida obligatory on her?

Is it allowed to appoint an agent to throw pebbles at Jamarat on behalf of a sick person or a woman or a child?


If someone passed the Miqat uttering Talbeyah for Hajj or Umrah and then he is prevented on account of illness and the like, which stopped him from completing his rites, what should he do?

Such a person is treated as “Muhsar”. If he did not make condition and afterwards an accident took place which stopped him to proceed on with his rites, he should bear it and be patient if possible till the effects of the incident are over, then he should proceed on to complete his rites. If he could not do this, he is treated as detained according to the correct opinion. Allah says about detained persons “but if you are prevented from completing it, send an offering for sacrifice such as you may find” (2:196).

“Muhsar” should sacrifice an animal, shave or cut some of his hair, and then he takes off his Ihram. He slaughters his sacrificial animal in the same place where he is detained, whether he is in Haram area or outside the Haram. ……..return

What is the rule in regard of the person performing Hajj on behalf of his mother, but at the Miqat he said Talbeyah for Hajj and forgot to mention his mother?

As long as his intention is to perform Hajj on behalf of his mother but he forgot to mention this, the Hajj will be for his mother, as the intention is stronger here. The Messenger of Allah (Blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Actions are but the intention”. ……..return

What is the rule of Ihram of a woman who puts on socks and gloves? Is it permissible for her to take off what she had put on in the state of Ihram?

It is preferable that she puts on socks or foot wear. It is better for her as more covering. It will be sufficient if she is dressing in ample clothes. There is no objection if she puts on socks and then takes them off. But it is not permissible for her to assume Ihram in two gloves, because a woman is prohibited to wear gloves in Ihram. She is also forbidden to put veil on her face or any other thing similar to veil. ……..return

Should the intention of Ihram be uttered by tongue? What is the process of this intention if the pilgrim performs Hajj on behalf of another one?

The place of intention is the heart. The pilgrim should intend in his heart that he is performing Hajj on behalf of person or his brother or some other else. Nevertheless, it is better to declare his intention be tongue and say: “Oh Allah! I am in Thy presence intending to perform Hajj on behalf of so-and -so” or “Oh Allah! I am in Thy presence intending Umrah on behalf of so-and-so” or “my father or other person”, so that the intention is confirmed by declaration. ……..return

Is it a condition to pray two Raka’at for Ihram or not?

There are different opinions among scholars in respect of its desirability. The most of them are of the opinion that the two Raka’at prayer is desirable before Ihram. Pilgrims should make ablution and pray two Raka’at, then recite Talbeyah.……..return

Is it permissible to change the clothes of Ihram to wash them?

There is no objection to wash the clothes of Ihram. It is permissible to change them and use new or washed ones.……..return

What is the directive rule regarding the application of perfumes on the clothes of Ihram prior to make intention and reciting “Talbeyah”?

The pilgrim should not apply perfumes on Ihram. The Prophet’s Sunnah is to apply scents on his body, his head beard, armpit, and so on. It is not allowed to apply scent on the clothes of Ihram. ……..return

What a person should do if he crossed over Miqat without putting on Ihram, intending Hajj or Umrah or any other purpose?

A person who crossed over Miqat with the intention of Hajj or Umrah, but he did not put on Ihram, should go back and put on Ihram for Hajj or Umrah from the Miqat. ……..return

If any Muhrim fears that he may not be able to accomplish his rites on account of illness or fear, what should he do?

He should say at the time of putting on Ihram. “So, if any thing obstructs me from proceeding, it would be the valid place for me to take off Ihram where you have stopped me. If he fears any obstacle like illness, he should make condition according to the correct Sunnah. ……..return

Is it permissible for the woman to put on Ihram using any garments she wishes?

Yes, she can put on Ihram in any garments she wishes. There is no particular dress for the woman to make intention of Ihram, as it is understood by some common people. It is better for her to put on Ihram in simple garments that are not attractive.

In respect of male person, it is better for him to put on Ihram in two white garments. ……..return

When should a pilgrim, who travels by air, put on Ihram?

The person, who travels by air, or by sea, should put on Ihram before approaching the Miqat, similar to the travellers by land. ……..return

A person travelled from abroad intending Hajj and Umrah and landed at Jeddah airport without putting on Ihram, and then he puts on Ihram from Jeddah, what is the obligation upon him?

He is not permitted to put on Ihram from Jeddah. If anybody puts on Ihram from Jeddah not from Miqat, he has to sacrifice one sheep. ……..return

Is it permissible for a woman to use some pills to stop her menses during the days of Hajj?

There is no objection for doing so, to enable her to perform Hajj and Umrah and to avoid any hardships or the difficulties.……..return

Is a woman permitted to perform Tawaf if she gets menses or gave child birth after assuming Ihram? Or what should she do in this regard? Is Tawaf Al-Wida obligatory on her?

The woman who gets menses or gave child birth after arrival from Umrah has to stop performing Umrah until she is clean. Then she can perform Tawaf, Sai and have her hair cut and only then her Umrah will be completed. If it happens after Umrah or after assuming Ihram for Hajj on the eighth day of Zulhijjah she is to proceed to perform the Manasik of Hajj such as, staying at Arafat and Muzdalifa, throwing stones at Jamarat and uttering Talbeyah etc.

When she becomes clean, she should perform Tawaf and Sai, for Hajj (praise be to Allah). If she gets menses after performing Tawaf and Sai, but before Tawaf Al-Wida, she is exempted from Tawaf Al-Wida but not from Tawaf Al- Ifada.……..return

Is it allowed to appoint an agent to throw pebbles at Jamarat on behalf of a sick person or a woman or a child?

There is no objection on appointing an agent for throwing pebbles at Jamarats on behalf of a sick person or a woman who is unable to do it. The strong and active woman should throw pebbles by herself. If anybody becomes unable to throw Jamarats at the day time they may throw them at the night. ……..return