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Is Ihram necessary when visiting Arafat?

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Is Iḥrām necessary when visiting Arafat?

Question

Do we have to put on Iḥrām if we visit Arafat as part of Ziyārah?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Answer

Iḥrām is not required when visiting Arafat in non-Hajj days. Likewise, on return to Makkah, iḥrām is not required because Arafat is in ḥill (the area between ḥaram and mīqāt) and iḥrām is not necessary when entering from ḥill into ḥaram.

قال الحاكم الشهيد في الكافي المطبوع في الأصل (٢/٥١٨): ومن كان من وراء الوقت إلى مكة فله أن يدخلها لحاجته بغير إحرام۔

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

11 Rajab 1441 / 5 March 2020

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad and Mufti Muhammad Tahir

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