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.

Tamattu Hajj

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Q: I am planing to perform nafil haj and bestow it’s rewards to my late parents and elder brother. Please guide me with the detailed procedure for the same. Also let me know whether after rami on 10 th of Zil Haj can I do the Halaq at Makkah instead of Mina and also how… read more »

Purdah in Ihraam

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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 »

Passing the miqaat without ihraam

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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 »

Wearing the cap purdah in ihraam

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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 »

Applying an ointment for pain in ihraam

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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 »

Woman covering her face in ihraam

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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 »

Questions relating to umrah

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Q: I’m travelling for umra with my family in a few days. I have 4 children’s, they are 11 (daughter) 9, 7 & 4 (sons) years of age. Will they have to wear ihram and does the rules of ihram/umra apply to them equally? My late father made a vow to take my youngest brother… read more »