Wearing glasses/spectacles in the state of Ihraam

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Q. Is it permissible to wear glasses whilst in the state of Ihraam? I cannot make Umrah without my glasses on my face.

A. The general rule is that it is not permissible to cover ones face in the state of Ihraam. In doing so, an expiation for a violation in Ihraam will be necessary.

However, the wearing of glasses/spectacles in the state of Ihraam is an exception to the general rule. The purpose of wearing the glasses/spectacles is not to cover ones face. Glasses/spectacles are worn due to need and necessity.

Accordingly, it will be permissible for one to wear glasses/spectacles in the state of Ihraam in which case there will be no violation to the state of Ihraam. (Badaai-us-Sanaai 2/185-Fataawa Fareediyyah 4/338)

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