Tying The Ihraam In Jeddah


A person intends performing umrah. However he intends staying in Jeddah for one night before going to Makkah Mukarramah.Can he tie ihram in Jeddah?


When one intends Hajj or Umrah, the ruling with regards to the Ihraam is that it should be donned before the crossing of the Miqaat. In the scenario where a person crosses the Miqat, intending Hajj or Umrah, without the Ihraam, he must return to the Miqat and tie his Ihraam from there. If he does not return to the Miqaat, instead he ties his Ihraam from any other place, a Dam (slaughtering of an animal) will be mandatory upon him.

As with regards to the issue of donning the Ihraam from Jeddah, it should be understood that nowadays almost every person travels for Umrah via plane. The route which is generally taken to Jeddah is such that the plane crosses over the Miqaat and therefore, it will be necessary for one to don the Ihraam before the Miqaat. If a person does not don the Ihraam before reaching the Miqaat, he will be sinful.

Hence, if a person intends on going for Umrah, and he intends on spending one night in Jeddah, he will have to tie his Ihraam from before and will not be permitted to tie his Ihraam in Jeddah, as he will be crossing the Miqaat. 

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


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