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Removing ihraam garments

Fatwaa ID: 1045

AssalaamuAlaikum respected scholars,
For an umrah, is it necessary for a person to take off the two sheets of clothing after shaving their head to exit the state of ihram? In this case the person intends to go for a nafl tawaf immediately after shaving their head without changing clothes, so I wanted to ask if this is allowed.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Ihraam refers to a state that one enters into to perform ‘Umrah or Hajj. Putting on or removing the ihraam garments alone does not enter or exit one from the state. Nevertheless, in the enquired situation, it is not necessary to remove the garments to exit the state of ihraam. Shaving the head for the purpose of coming out of the ihraam is sufficient to exit the state. You may continue wearing the two sheets of clothing thereafter for as long as you wish. You may wear that as a regular garment as well, as was the sunnah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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