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Is there penalty of damm if strands of hair fall while in Ihram?

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My question is regarding Umrah. On Umrah visit I was in Ihraam and while having my lunch one hair from my beard accidently came into my mouth and got plucked or broken . Do I need to pay anything for that or my Umrah is valid. Also my kids were with me of age 2 and 5. I use to do tawaf for Umrah holding my younger kid aged 2 on my shoulder and she also use to play with my beard. Although I know to my best that none of my hairs (head and beard) was plucked but please advise what should be done if it get plucked. 


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

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

Whilst in the state of ihram, if one strand of hair from your beard fell off involuntarily, then there is no penalty (damm).[1]

If you are certain that no hair fell off, then you do not have to give any penalty (damm). 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai                                                                                                                                                                                                                






[1]  لا يخفى ان الشعر اذا سقط بنفسه لا محظور فيه لاحتمال قلعه قبل احرامه و سقوطه بغير قلعه ، و اذا سقط بفعل المحرم  بان احس به و ادركه ، فحينئذ يلزمه الجزاء..

[غنية الناسك في بغية المناسك ص٢٥٨. ادارة القران والعلوم الاسلامية / حاشية ارشاد الساري الى مناسك الملا على القاري ص ٤٦٤ . مؤسسة الريان] 

زبدۃ المناسک مع عمدۃ  المناسک  ص  ٣٦٨   . ايچ ايم سعيد

فتاوی رحيميۃ  ج٨  ص ١١١  . دار الاشاعت 

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