Can one Wear a Mask in Ihram?

Fatwa ID: 03670

Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam



What is the ruling of wearing a mask in ihram?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



According to the Ḥanafi madhhab, wearing a face mask is not permitted and will necessitate an obligatory ṣaḍaqah (2.32kg of wheat or its value in cash) if worn for a short while. If it is worn for a complete day or night, paying the damm will be wājib.[1]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Mufti Abdul Qader Hoosen, Hajj and Umrah Q&A, pg. 24.


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