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It is difficult for him to enter ihraam in the plane – what should he do?

If a person wants to do Hajj or ‘Umrah, but it is difficult for him to enter ihraam in the plane, and he does not know where the meeqaat is, should he delay ihraam until he reaches Jeddah or not?.

Praise be to Allaah.  

If a person wants to do Hajj or ‘Umrah and he is coming by plane, he can do ghusl in his house and put on the izar and rida’ (ihraam garments) if he wants. Just before the meeqaat, when there is short distance remaining, he may enter ihraam for whatever he intends to do of Hajj or ‘Umrah. This is not difficult. If he does not know where the meeqaat is, he should ask the pilot or one of his assistants, or one of the air stewards, or a passenger whom he trusts and who has experience of that.

 And Allaah is the Source of strength.

Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta’, 11/153.
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