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1441 Hijri , 16th Shaʿbān
1441 Hijri , 16th Shaʿbān
Forbidden Acts During Ihram Forbidden Acts During Ihram

Things/Acts Forbidden during Ihram for Umrah

When a person assumes the state of Ihram there are certain things/acts that are not allowed in Ihraam which are permissible otherwise (i.e. outside the state of Ihram). The restrictions of Ihram during Umrah are as follows:

  • Pilgrims are not allowed to remove anything from their skin, hair, or nails until they relinquish the state of Ihram “Tahalul” by shaving the head (for men) or clipping of hair (for women) and throwing pebbles at Jamrat-ul-Aqabah (before performing Tawaf-ul-Ifadah).
  • There is nothing wrong with using perfumed soap and it is permissible because it is not considered a perfume but it is better if the pilgrim avoid using it out of caution.
  • It is permissible for woman pilgrims to use Henna or wear jewellery but it is better to stay away from such superficialities.
  • It is allowed to wear money belts, belts or to use handkerchiefs.
  • Physical relationship is forbidden in Ihram. A pilgrim is not allowed to have intercourse with his wife. He should maintain a distance from whatever prompts it like touching, kissing or looking with desire. If a person has sexual intercourse with his wife in the state of Ihram, his Umrah is void. Both of them should sacrifice a she-camel and complete the rituals of this invalid Umrah. If they are incapable of offering a she-camel, they must fast for ten days. They should repent and seek forgiveness from Allah and, perform Umrah another time if they can afford it.
  • Pilgrims are not allowed to chase and kill desert animals for food. Hunting is also included under the prohibitions in the state of Ihram. However, pilgrims can eat meat served to them.

Rules of Ihram for women/lady pilgrims:

It is permissible for a woman pilgrim to wear socks and shoes, because her feet are ‘Awrah (private parts of the body that must be covered in public). However, she is not permitted to wear a face veil or gloves since the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) forbade the pilgrim women from doing so, but she can cover her face and hands in any other way.

Restrictions of Ihram for Men:

Male pilgrims are not allowed to wear sewn clothes or to cover their head in the state of Ihram. However, they can use an umbrella to avoid the heat of the sun or they can carry their stuff on head.

When Are the Restrictions on Ihram Lifted?

The pilgrims come out of Ihram only after completing all the rituals of Umrah after performing Qasr i.e. shaving of the head or clipping of hair. All the restrictions / limitations of Ihram are lifted after the Qasr except physical contact with wife, which is only permissible after performing Tawaf-ul-Ifadah. For more information click here.

Note: It is recommended to consult and seek an opinion from scholars on doubtful Islamic matters.

Forbidden Acts During Ihram
Forbidden Acts During Ihram
Forbidden Acts During Ihram
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