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Can We Wear Socks in Ihram?

Question

I entered ihram for `Umrah and it was cold, so I wore socks. What should I do?

Summary of answer

It is not permissible for a man who is in ihram to wear socks, but it is permissible for a woman to do that. If a man in ihram needs to wear socks, it is permissible for him to wear them but he has to offer the fidyah.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

It is not permissible for a man who is in ihram to wear socks, but it is permissible for a woman to do that

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymin said in al-Sharh al-Mumti’ (7/154): Question: is it haram for her (i.e., the woman in ihram) to wear socks? 

“The answer is no. Socks are haram for men (in ihram). 

If a man in ihram needs to wear socks , it is permissible for him to wear them, but he has to offer the fidyah (ransom), which is either to sacrifice a sheep, or to feed six poor persons, or to fast for three days; he may do whichever he wants of these three.” 

The Standing Committee was asked: what is the ruling on wearing socks on the feet and doing tawaf al-qudum in them during Hajj, and doing the tawaf of `Umrah in them during `Umrah? 

They replied: 

“It is not permissible for men to wear socks when in ihram for Hajj or `Umrah. If he needs to wear them because of sickness etc, then he must offer a ransom (fidyah) , which is to fast for three days, or to feed six poor persons, giving each one half a sa’ of dates or similar food, or to sacrifice a sheep.” (Fatawa al-Lajnah al-Daimah li’l-Buhuth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta, 11/183)

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