Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 12 Jumada al-Ula 1444

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What is the ruling for a pilgrim who absentmindedly wears stitched garments?

 What is the ruling for a pilgrim who absentmindedly wears stitched garments?

Answer

It is established in the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence that it is not obligatory for a pilgrim to make a fidya [compensation] for committing out of forgetfulness or ignorance any of the prohibitions of ihram [state of pilgrim sanctity] that are prohibited for reasons of self-indulgence. These include using perfume, engaging in sexual intercourse, wearing sewn garments and covering the face or head. The fidya is only obligatory for a pilgrim who knowingly and deliberately does any of the above.
Based on the above, a pilgrim in a state of ihram who wears stitched garments after stoning Jamarat Al-'Aqaba out of forgetfulness or ignorance is not blameworthy; his hajj is valid and he is not obliged to slaughter in compensation.
And God the Almighty knows best.