Wearing an ihraam where parts of the skin is visible

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Q: Zaid has a towel ihraam which is made in such a way that there are very small holes in the ihraam cloth. When wearing the ihraam, little skin is visible from the holes. Zaid prayed salaah, did his umrah and Hajj with the above mentioned ihraam on. According to Shariah is his salaah, umrah and Hajj valid? If it isn’t valid, what should be done to compensate?


A: If they are very small holes that make some of the skin visible but that will not amount to a quarter of that limb then the namaaz is valid. However, he should try his best to wear an ihraam that conceals the private area completely and correctly.

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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