Fatwa ID: 04107
Answered by: Maulana Naieem Mohammad
Does taking off Ihram without Umrah necessitate Dam?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Taking off the Ihraam, with the intention of exiting the state of Ihraam, will demand that a dam be offered by the individual.
Keep in mind that removing the Izaar/Ridaa for necessities like using the toilet is not considered as exiting the state of Ihraam. The above ruling refers to a person who entered into a valid Ihraam from any of the Meeqaat but could not complete the rituals of Umrah due to being prevented by severe illness, a threat from an enemy, being arrested, an injury of a broken limb or other such valid reasons.
The method of exiting Ihraam is slaughtering the animal with the intention of exiting Ihraam, then shaving or cutting the hair and changing of the garments.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Naieem Mohammad
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham