Performing the rite of shaving the head during Hajj or `Umrah outside Al-Haram
Q 1: If
someone living in
performs `Umrah (lesser Pilgrimage) and does not shave their head except in
What is the ruling on that?
There is no harm on performing the rite of shaving the head during Hajj or `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) anyplace outside
Al-Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah) or inside it.During `Umrah, however, a pilgrim does not disengage from Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) unless he shaves off or shortens his hair. During Hajj, if a pilgrim stones the Jamrah (stone pillar marking the pebble-throwing area) and performs Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj) and Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah during Hajj and `Umrah), he should not have sexual intercourse with his wife until he shaves off or shortens his hair.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.