Third: Wearing Ihram clothing

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The Rites of Hajj
Second: Saying LabbaykActs that are Haraam in the State of Ihram

Article 76- It is obligatory for a person who wants to wear Ihram to remove all clothes, which are Haraam for Muhrim, and then wear two clothes of Ihram, wrap one of them around the waist (that is called “Izar”) and put another one on his shoulder like Aba (that is called “Rida’”); this ruling is exclusive to men and it is not necessary for women to wear these two parts of clothing beneath or over their own clothes.

Article 77- It is an obligatory precaution that clothing of Ihram and the way of wearing to be as it is common, it means that the pilgrim wraps loincloth (Izar) in the way that at east it covers the body from belly to knees and puts Rida’ on shoulder in the way that it covers the rest of the body, and there is no condition about the quality or color of the Ihram clothing, but it should not be sewn.

Article 78- It is an obligatory precaution to wear Ihram clothing before making intention and saying Labbayk.

Article 79- It is an obligatory precaution not to tie loincloth around the neck (but tying it around the waist has no problem) and the best way is to tie a belt over the Izar.

Tying two sides of Rida’, also fastening that by a pin, or putting a piece of stone in one side and fastening that to the other side with a string (as it is common among some of Hajjis) has no problem, although it is better to renounce these acts.

Article 80- If a pilgrim wears Ihram while he/she has shirt or other common cloths on because of ignorance or forgetfulness, then his/her Ihram is correct, but he/she should immediately remove that clothe and wear only Ihram clothing, and if this act has performed deliberately, then after removing the clothes it is a precaution to make the intention and say Labbayk again.

Article 81- Whenever a pilgrim puts on a shirt after wearing Ihram clothing because of ignorance about the issue or forgetfulness, he/she should remove that clothe from the bottom and if it is not possible he/she should tear the clothe and remove it.

Article 82- It is not obligatory to have Ihram clothing on all the time and the pilgrim can remove that for washing or changing or any other purposes.

Article 83- Whenever a pilgrim is ill and cannot take off his/her common clothes in Miqat, it is enough to make the intention of Ihram and say Labbayk, and if it is possible for him/her to remove his/her common clothes temporarily he/she should do it and wear Ihram clothing, and after that if it is not possible to continue with that clothing he/she can wear his/her common clothes, and if this act was not possible in Miqat and after a while his/her health conditions got better for wearing Ihram clothing, it is an obligatory precaution to return to Miqat (if he/she can) and wears Ihram again, but if it was not possible to return to Miqat he/she should change the clothes in that place, but renewing Ihram is not necessary.

Article 84- Wearing more than two parts of Ihram clothing for preventing from cold or heat or other than that has no problem.

Article 85- All things, which are the conditions of prayer clothing, are also the conditions of Ihram clothing, therefore Ihram clothing should be clean and not being from the parts of Haraam-meat animals or pure silk or interwoven with gold (there is no difference between men and women in this ruling as obligatory precaution, although men and women have difference in the matter of wearing silk and gold-interwoven fabrics during prayer).

The cases that impurity (being Najis) of the clothing for prayer has been forgiven, also implies on Ihram clothing.

Article 86- Izar loincloth should not be see-through and it is a precaution that Rida’ should be either in this way.

Article 87- Whenever the Ihram clothing becomes Najis the pilgrim should wash that, and if it is not possible he will do it whenever it is possible (If Rida’ becomes Najis the pilgrim can remove it temporarily).





Second: Saying LabbaykActs that are Haraam in the State of Ihram