Fatwaa ID: 726
Assume I am on a one-week trip for Umrah. I arrive in Jeddah by plane wearing Ihram, travel to Makkah, perform Umrah and then return to a hotel in Jeddah.
After staying two days in Jeddah, I want to do another Umrah before leaving for Madinah. For the second Umrah, where should I wear the Ihram from? Can I wear it from Jeddah itself? In case I travelled from Jeddah to Masjid Aisha to enter into Ihram there for the second Umrah, would any expiation be required?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
In principle, for a second Umrah, a non-local (afaaqi) pilgrim may don the ihraam from any of the boundaries (hudood) of the haram, i.e., Makkah boundaries, not necessarily from Masjid Aisha.
In the enquired query, you may don the ihraam from the hotel in Jeddah or before entering the Makkah boundary. You will notice the boundary sign on the large arc posted after the large Qur’aan Reyhaal (Qur’aan on it’s holder/stand) on the Jeddah-Makkah highway.
You do not have to go all the way to Masjid Aisha to don the ihraam. That is also from the boundaries of the haram generally for the residents of Makkah.
Note: Donning the ihraam means: wearing the ihraam, performing 2 raka’ah if it is not a makruh time, making the intention and reading labbayk at least once. All of this has to be done before the boundary to enter the state of ihraam.
And Allah Ta’ala knows best.
Mufti Mirza Mahmood Baig
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
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