Out of forgetfulness she wore the Burqu` before trimming her hair
Q: I performed Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the blessed month of Ramadan. After finishing Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) and Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during hajj and Umrah), I wanted to trim my hair but could not find a pair of scissors at
Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah).
Therefore, I went to my car at the parking lot to trim my hair there but when I arrived I forgot to trim it and merely changed my face veil. I had been in Ihram while wearing another Makhit (clothes sewn to fit body limbs) face veil, the Burqu`. Before I left the car, I remembered that I had cut my hair while wearing the Burqu` and remained wearing it until I reached my place of residence
I hope that Your Eminence could clarify the ruling on this and whether (Part No. 10; Page No. 155
There is nothing due on a Muhrimah (pilgrim in the ritual state for Hajj and Umrah) if she absentmindedly wears the Burqu`. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
My Ummah has been pardoned for what they do by mistake or forgetfully, or under duress.
However, you should have removed the Burqu` as soon as you remembered. As you did not do that, then you must make a Fidyah (ransom) by choosing from among slaughtering a sheep that fulfils the specifications of Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) and distribute its meat among the poor of the Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah), feeding six Miskins (needy persons) with half a Sa` (1 Sa`=3 kg. Approx.) which is approximately the equivalent of 1.5 kg for each one or observing Sawm (Fast) for three days.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.