Fatwa: # 28016
Category: Hajj and Umrah (Pilgrimage)
Country: South Africa
Date: 9th January 2014


Where should we wear ihram in a direct flight from Johannesburg to Jeddah?


Our flight is direct from Johannesburg to jeddah an then by bus to mecca. Where must we wear our ihraam?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh.

Jeddah falls within the mīqāt boundary.[1] Thus, it is necessary to enter into the state of ihrām before reaching Jeddah. Hence, you should wear the ihrām clothing before boarding the plane in Johannesburg. However, as there is always a chance of delay, it is better to enter into the state of ihrām (i.e. make niyyah for ‘umrah and recite talbiyah) only once you have boarded the plane.

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best

Zameelur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] أحسن الفتاوى، سعيد، ٤:٥٧٤

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