Discovered Stitching in Ihram Garments: What to Do?
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Discovered Stitching in Ihram Garments: What to Do?

Questioner

Suad

Reply Date

Aug 07, 2019

Question

A person forgetfully wore an `abaya (robe) before shaving his head and after throwing Jamrat al-`Aqabah al-Kubra. He then shaved his head and made tawaf al-ifada followed by sa`i and full release from ihram. What must he do?

Mufti

Answer


Discovered Stitching in Ihram Garments: What to Do?

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

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

If a pilgrim in a state of ihram wears an `abaya after stoning Jamarat al-`Aqaba out of forgetfulness or ignorance, he is not blameworthy; his hajj is valid and he is not obliged to slaughter in compensation.


Answering your question, Dar Al-Ifta Al-Misriyyah, states: 

It is established in the Shafi`i school of jurisprudence that it is not obligatory for a pilgrim to make a fidyah (compensation) for committing out of forgetfulness or ignorance any of the prohibitions of ihram that are prohibited for reasons of self-indulgence.

These include using perfume, engaging in sexual intercourse, wearing sewn garments and covering the face or head. The fidyah is only obligatory upon a pilgrim who knowingly and deliberately does any of the above.

Based on this, if a pilgrim in a state of ihram wears an `abaya after stoning Jamarat al-`Aqabah out of forgetfulness or ignorance, he is not blameworthy; his hajj is valid and he is not obliged to slaughter in compensation.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: http://www.dar-alifta.org/Foreign/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=1356




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