Prohibited Matters During Iḥrām of ʿUmrah or Ḥajj

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Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt


What are the things forbidden while in iḥrām during ʿUmrah and or Ḥajj?


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During the sacred state of iḥrām, the following matters are prohibited:

  • Clipping nails of the fingers or toes. (See: Quran 2:196)

  • Trimming or plucking any hair of the body. (See: Quran 2:196)

  • Using or applying perfumes, scents or ʿitr. (See: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim)

  • Flirting or sexual intercourse. (See: Quran 2:197)

  • Covering the face for women in such a way where the veil or cloth touches the face. (See: Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī)

  • Stitched clothing for men. (See: Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī)

  • Covering the head for men. (See: Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī)

  • Hunting. (See: Quran 5:196)

For details, you may want to refer to our publication, “Productive Pilgrimage”.

And Allāh Knows Best


Prohibited Matters During Iḥrām of ʿUmrah or Ḥajj

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