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Ihram from Jeddah?

1. From Riyadh, we planned to go to Makkah for Umrah. Instead of going directly to Makkah, we went to Jeddah first and rested there for sometime at a friend’s house. We got our Ihram from Jeddah. Is this right?
2. After performing Umrah, we went back to Jeddah. While coming back to Riyadh, we passed through Hudood-e-Haram, which was a safe route. There was another route available which was not safe.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1631/1304/B=12/1434)

(1) Yes, Jeddah was also considered a meeqat by scholars.
(2) After performing umrah, there is no dum if one passes by meeqat or Haram boundary while returning. It is necessary to wear ihram while entering into Makkah as mark of respect for Ka’ba. There is no need of ihram while returning.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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