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Wearing a wig in the state of ihraam

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Q: I’m male and suffer from male pattern baldness and as a result I’m wearing a wig to only cover the top part of my head, the rest of my hair is my own.

1. Am I allowed to wear the wig while I perform Umrah?

2. If not, and I continue wearing it do I have to pay dumm?

3. How much is the dumm and what do I need to do?

Bismillaah

A:

1. No.

2. Yes.

3. If the wig was on your head for a duration of 12 hours or more then you will have to give a dum i.e. slaughter a sheep or goat.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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