Category: Hajj & Umrah
Fatwa#: 25203
Asked Country: Italy

Answered Date: Apr 16,2013

Title: Using Velcro, Elastic & Press Studs On Ihraam

Question

Is it permissible to wear an ihraam which has velcro sewn on it or has elastic at the waist?

Also what about press studs on the upper cloth of the ihraam?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is Makrooh (disliked) for one to use an Ihraam with Velcro, elastic and press studs.[1]  

If one uses such an Ihraam, it is advisable to compensate for the wrong by giving some charity.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                           

Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



2و لا شئ بحبل و نحوه (الفتاوي التاتارخانية، ج 3، ص 574)

معلم الحجاج ( ص 129، ادارة القرآن، كراتشي)

 

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