Covering the head in ihraam

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1. Is it permissible for a man to wear a jacket or cover ones body including head with a blanket while in ihraam?

2. Is it permissible for a couple to cut each other’s hair after the umrah is complete to come out of ihraam?



1. The head should not be covered.

2. Yes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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