Can I enter Makkah without entering in to the state of Ihraam fearing my menstruation commencing?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

My family (including me) is planning to do umrah in the last few days of Ramadan. All bookings have already been done. I am breastfeeding my daughter and unexpectedly my menses have not started on time. Is it possible for me to accompany my family to Makkah but without the niyat of umrah, in case I have menses during those few days. That is, is it possible that I go to Makkah but not wear ehram or do umrah?


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

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

In principle, a person who lives outside the Meeqaat (أفاقي) and intends to visit Makkah Mukarramah is not allowed to pass the Meeqaat except in the state of Ihraam[1].

Accordingly, you are obligated to enter in the state of ihraam if you wish to visit Makkah Mukarramah. If you go to Makkah Mukarramah without being in the state of ihraam, you will have to give a Damm (penalty) which is to sacrifice a goat or sheep in the Haram area for passing the Meeqaat without ihraam.

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.



تحفة الفقهاءباب الاحرام

ج1ص 393 (دار الكتب العلمية)

وَهِي مَوَاقِيت بَينهَا رَسُول الله صلى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسلم تَعْظِيمًا للبيت حَتَّى لَا يجوز للآفاقي التجاوز عَن هَذِه الْمَوَاقِيت لدُخُول مَكَّة لقصد الْحَج أَو للتِّجَارَة وَنَحْوهَا إِلَّا محرما


شرح مختصر الطحاويباب المواقيت

ج 2ص 513 (دار البشار الاسلامية)


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