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.
Q: My mother requests a fatwa to show some women regarding the purdah in ihram, explaining: 1. The cloth should not touch the face 2. Purdah has to be observed from ghayr mahrams. There is a misconception amongst some women who, throughout the year observe purda, اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّه, but due to a certain aalim’s wife… read more »
Q: I went for quiet a few umrahs and in one of them, I cannot remember which one. The following occurred: Due to the fact that I cannot remember which umrah it was, I cannot remember where I read my Salaatul Ihraam. Along the way from Madinah Shareef to Makkah Shareef thinking that the Meeqaat… read more »
Q: If wearing the cap purdah in ihraam is difficult, should a woman wear the normal purdah or not wear any? Some are of the opinion of wearing the normal purdah and removing before 12 hours, is this also a correct view? A: My suggestion is that this is a practice that is in vogue… read more »
Q: Is applying ointment for pain or other cause also prohibited after one had entered ihram, because normally all ointment has a scent whereas all scented things are prohibited in the state of ihram? A: If the ointment gives off a perfumed scent, then you should not use it in the state of ihraam. Instead… read more »
Q: A female scholar in Masjid Nabwi told my wife that it is permissible to cover the face while doing Umrah and that there is no proof for covering the face while doing umrah. She followed her instruction and did umrah while her face was covered with niqaab. Was the female scholar correct? Does my… read more »