Khutbah No.

Actions that nullify Ihraam

Khutbah Title


Secondary Topic

Islamic Jurisprudence

Primary Topic


Khateebs No.

Muhammad Al-'Uthaymeen

Khateebs Name

Sobia Asrar

Edited By

Al-Manaar Publishing House

Translated By



  1. The merit of fearing Allaah and glorifying His rituals.
  2. Hajj and Umrah are of the rites of Allaah and must be glorified.
  3. Prohibitions of Ihraam (state of pilgrim while performing Hajj or Umrah):

                                                              i.            Shaving or cutting hair (and its rulings).

                                                            ii.            Trimming the nails.

                                                          iii.            Wearing perfume.

                                                          iv.            Sexual intercourse (and related issues).

                                                            v.            Marriage.

                                                          vi.            Wearing gloves.

                                                        vii.            Wearing trousers or other tailored clothes for men.

                                                      viii.            Covering the head for men.

  1. Women must cover their faces in front of strange, non-related men.
  2. Issues related to Ihraam.


O people! Fear Allaah and honor His symbols as this is an indication of the amount of piety in your hearts. Whoever honors the sacred ordinances of his Lord, then that is better for him in the sight of his Lord He will expiate from him his sins, raise his rank and save him from all kinds of sufferings. Indeed, from Allaahs rites are the rituals of Hajj and Umrah; you should therefore honor and respect them, and strive to avoid the acts that nullify these rituals so that you may prosper.


O people! You should know that the deeds which nullify the Ihraam (the state of a pilgrim in which he performs Hajj and Umrah, and during which he is prohibited from certain acts that are lawful otherwise) include:












Here are a few issues that I would like to shed some light on:


It is permissible for men or women to replace the garments of Ihraam with other garments of a similar nature. For instance, a man may take off his upper or lower garment and replace it with a new one; and the same applies to women.


A pilgrim may uproot green and non-green trees or plants, except when he is within the boundaries of the Sacred House, where he is not permitted to dig up trees, grass or any other types of plants. Thus, it is permissible to uproot trees in Arafah, but not in Mina or Muzdalifah, since the former lies outside the boundaries of the Sacred House, while the latter two lie within them.


A Muhrim woman is permitted to wear socks and Kanaadir (Western-style shoes) even if she was barefoot when intending to enter into the state of Ihraam. Muhrim men are not permitted to wear Kanaadir or socks but they may wear ordinary shoes, although they may have been barefooted when they intended to assume Ihraam.


A woman may make the intention to enter Ihraam during her menstrual period, then bathe herself and apply perfume before actually assuming Ihraam, as is customarily done by people intending Ihraam for Umrah. In the case of Hajj, if she reaches Makkah before sunrise, while being free from the impurity of menstruation, she may do the Umrah then come out of Ihraam and then enter into the state of Ihraam once more for Hajj with everyone else. Conversely, if she becomes pure from menstruation only after sunrise, she should make intention for Hajj and in this case she will perform Hajj Qiraan (combining both Hajj and Umrah). A Hajj and Umrah will be counted for her, for when she does Tawaaf and Sai, she should intend them for both Hajj and Umrah.


Allaah says that which means: Hajj is (during) well-known months, so whoever has made Hajj obligatory upon himself therein (by entering the state of Ihraam), there is (to be for him) no sexual relations and no disobedience and no disputing during Hajj. And whatever good you do Allaah knows it. And take provisions, but indeed, the best provision is fear of Allaah. And fear Me, O you of understanding. (Al Baqarah: 197)