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I covered my head for an hour while in ihraam, what do I have to do now?

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One of my friend is in makkah to perform hajj, in makkah he has performed umrah, after that he want to to  do  one more, he will  go  to  masjid e isha make a neyat of umrah and forget to leave the  cap, from masjid e isha to harm cap is on his  head and after a hour he know  about that and  we put off it, please tell us about that and is there is a kaffara or dum or astagfar wajib on him?, please guide us, your urgent reply  will be highly appriciated


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

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

Since the covering (hat, cap, etc) was on the head for less than a day in  the state of Ihraam, your friend will have to give Sadaqah equivalent to the amount of Sadaqat-ul-Fitr. The Sadaqah is due whether your friend covered his head forgetfully or on purpose.1

There is no damm (sacrifical animal) due in this case.2

And Allāh knows best.

Ml. Sohail Bengali
Chicago, IL (USA)

Concurred by:

Muftī Abrar Mirza
Chicago, IL (USA)

Under the Supervision of Muftī Ebrahim Desai (South Africa)



1        Fataawa Rahimiyyah, English Edition, Volume 3, Chapter of Hajj pg. 204, Darul-Ishaat, 2008

2   Ibid.

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