Fatwa: # 40258
Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Country: Hong Kong
Date: 21st March 2018


Donning Ihram whilst in the state of impurity


Alhamdulillah I went for umrah, the problem is that I had Ihtilaam in the airplane, so when we were passing the miyqaat, I was unable to make the two rakaats for putting on my Ihraam. I did recite labaik.

Is my umrah valid?


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

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


If you put on the two cloths of Ihraam and recited the Labbaik, then your Ihraam is valid. The two Rakaats when donning the Ihraam is Sunnah[1]. The two rakaats Salaah is not necessary for the validity of your Ihraam.

If you did not wear the Ihraam cloths, and you wore your normal clothing when passing the meeqaat after having made niyyah of Ihraam and reciting the Labbaik then, you have violated the laws of Ihraam. If so, you may enquire from us regarding that.


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo


Student, Darul Iftaa

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] نور الايضاح ونجاة الارواح \ سنن الحج

ج 1\ ص 139

للحج سنن كثيرة منها

الاغتسال اذا أراد الإحرام، لبس إزار ورداء جديدين أبيضين و صلاة ركعتين ينوي بهما سنة الإحرام


إرشاد الساري إلى مناسك ملأ علي القاري\سنن الإحرام

ج 1\ ص127-128 (مؤسسة الريان

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