Ihram is an Arabic word that means entering a holy state to do Hajj and Umrah, which are both required by Islam. You have to know all the conditions and mistakes which mostly people commit, before you book your Umrah Deals for Groups. If you are leading the Group, then It is necessary information for you. There are two parts to the Ihram. 1. Location (Miqat). 2. Clothing. Let's start by talking about the parts of ihram so we can understand how important and important it is at different times. Miqat is a sacred place where every pilgrim must have to wear ihram and they make intention to perform hajj or Umrah. If pilgrims pass this zone without wearing ihram he must have to pay penalty. The hajj cloths for men and women are different, men clothes consist of two unstitched white sheets one to cover upper part of body and the other one is for lower part of the body. Ridaa is the name of the sheet that covers the top, and Izar is the name of the sheet that covers the bottom. The other thing which is the part of ihram is Niaal a strapped slipper that should not cover the majority of feet. Allah’s Messenger said:
"Some of you should put on Ihram with the Izar, Rida', and Niaal." A woman's clothes are made up of a head scarf called a Khimar that goes up to the chest and a dress called a Jilbab (the outer garment which must be loose so the body structure does not feel in clothes).
Conditions to waer ihram
Ihram is a state that both men and women who are Muslim must go through in order to do Hajj or Umrah. Hajj and Umrah are religious duties that must be done, and ihram is the dress code that must be worn. Without ihram, it doesn't matter if someone does Hajj or Umrah. Muslims must take a cleansing bath before entering the state of Ihram. If there isn't enough water for Ghusal, they can do Wudhu instead and continue with their Hajj and Umrah rituals. Here are some rules about how to wear ihram:
Pilgrims can't get into Ihram for Umrah Tamattu, Umrah Mufrada, or Hajj Tamattu if they don't say the Talbiyah with the right intention. The mandatory part of Talbiyah is to say "lab-bay-k Allahuma lab-bay-k, lab-bay-k la sharika laka lab-bay-k" once.
The power of ihram doesn't depend on how clean a person is in terms of rituals, whether they have big or small sins. So, putting on Ihram and saying Talbiya is valid even if you are in a state of major or minor impurity, such as when you are menstruating or have a fever.
The major ablution is the Ghusal done for Ihram. After that, there is no need to do Wudhu until someone does something that cancels out the Wudhu. The Ghusal that is done for Ihram during the day is good until the end of the day or the next night, and the Ghusal that is done at night is good until the end of the next day. Even if a woman is having her period, she can still do the Ghusal for Ihram. If you have to do Ghusal for hayd or janabat, you can use the Ghusal for Ihram. If something happens between the Ghusal for Ihram and putting on Ihram that makes the Wudu invalid, then the Ghusal must be done again.
When a pilgrim puts on the Ihram at Masjid Shajarah, he or she can go back to Madinah to catch a flight to Jeddah and then go to Makkah. But in this case, it would be wrong to travel under a cover that is forbidden. He can get around this by flying at night when it's not raining. Pilgrims who are going to perform Hajj from Madina routes must put on their Ihram at the well-known mosque Masjid Shajarah. This is a safety measure that must be taken. It is required to wear Ihram inside the mosque, except for women who are menstruating. Those women should wear Ihram outside the mosque. Everyone else should wear it inside, and it doesn't matter where in the mosque they do it.
A person who has already done the obligatory pilgrimage and wants to do it again. He wants his new pilgrimage to be counted as either the obligatory pilgrimage or the recommended pilgrimage. The question now is why he would want to go on pilgrimage. His goal should be to do what is expected of him right now, even if he doesn't know if pilgrimage is required or just a good idea.
As with Salah, the rules about how to dress for Ihram are the same as for Salah. For example, you have to be clean to offer Salah. In the same way, it is necessary for Ihram. On the other hand, if Ihram becomes impure because of an impurity that is allowed in Salah, it must be purified, and it's okay if it takes a while to purify because of things that can't be helped.
Islam is a religion that is easy to follow. Allah SWT allows pilgrims to change their Ihram if they need to. During the pilgrimage, you don't have to always wear the same Ihram. It is also okay to wear extra pieces on top of the two sheets of Ihram to keep warm.
Prohibited Acts in Ihram:
Here are the 23 things that are allowed but become forbidden when you are in Ihram. These are the things that you can't do while in Ihram, and if you do them, you'll have to pay a fine or, in the worst cases, have to do the pilgrimage all over again. These things:
- Having sexual contact
- Use of fragrance
- Putting a curse on someone
- Putting on makeup
- Trying to catch a land animal
- Touching or kissing the women
- Having weapons
- Clipping the nails
- Clothes that are sewn (for men only)
- Putting kohl in the eyes
- fighting with other people
- Killing the bugs that are on someone
- Putting oil on the body
- Getting rid of hair on your body
- Putting on hats (for men only)
- hiding their faces (both for men and women)
- Keeping out the sun or rain (for men only)
- Getting blood out of a person's body
- Taking the teeth out
- Putting on footwear or socks (for men only)
- Taking a look in a mirror