Q: “I would like to check the permissibility of wearing Ihraam in Jeddah. We’ll be traveling first to Dubai then to Jeddah. We’ll be staying in Jeddah at a hotel for one day and night. The reason for stopping in Jeddah is to take rest for my grandmother as she is elderly. I just want to check the permissibility of going into Ihram in Jeddah the next day before leaving for makkah, or should it be done before crossing miqat?” Could mufti please provide me with sources as there is much debate and conflicting information about this. According to what I’ve checked jamiatul ulema gauteng and jamiatul ulema kzn have ruled that it is not permissible. What would be the basis of ruling otherwise?
A: The ihraam should be tied at the meeqaat.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)