Non-baaligh child wearing underwear in ihraam

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Please can you advise me, we intend going for umrah in April. My son who is 9 will be coming with us. The intention is to make him wear ihraam from madinah. Is it fine if he wears underwear?


A: Due to him being underage, it is permissible. However, if you wish to teach him how to do the umrah in the proper manner, it will be better that he abides by all the laws of ihraam and does not wear any underwear.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)