im am a revert to islam and about to visit mecca/medina to complete my first umra.before i reverted i was tattooed heavily on my forearms naturally my arms will be exposed and i have concerns and worries how this will be percieved.is it permisable to cover to cover my arms at the kibla? youre advice would be appreciated.
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh
It is in fact advisable for you to cover your arms while in Ihram.
And Allah knows best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah