1. Can a person make his salatul ihraam e.g. at JHB Airport and only make his niyyat before approaching the miqaat when flying on Saudia Airways for umrah?
2. Similarly, can a person make his salaatul ihraam at Dubai Airport and only make his niyyat as approaching the miqaat when flying Emirates?
3. When landing in Dubai, it is already fajr time, we made salaatul ihraam and thereafter read fajr salaat because we had to leave for Jeddah. Is it Ok to read salaatul ihraam in fajr time, before we read fajr. If not, how should it be done?
1 – 2. Yes.
3. It was not permissible to read the salaatul ihraam when the fajr namaaz had entered. You could have just made niyyat of ihraam. That would have been sufficient or you could have read the sunnats of fajr and then made the niyyat of ihraam thereafter.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.