Sunday 19 Jumada al-ula 1445 - 3 December 2023
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Can You Wear a Belt in Ihram?

Question

Is it permissible to wear a money belt in which to keep the coins and bills that I need, even though it is stitched?

Summary of answer

There is nothing wrong with wearing a belt over the izar (waist wrapper) of the ihram. What the scholars mean by wearing things that are stitched is that which is made to fit the limbs and is worn in the manner in which such garments are usually worn.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymin said:

“There is nothing wrong with wearing a belt over the izar (waist wrapper) of the ihram.

With regard to the questioner saying that the belt is stitched , this comment is based on a misunderstanding, because some of the common folk think that what is meant by it is anything that has stitches in it, but that is not correct. Rather what the scholars mean by wearing things that are stitched is that which is made to fit the limbs and is worn in the manner in which such garments are usually worn, such as shirts, pants and T-shirts, etc. 

The scholars did not mean that which has stitches in it. Hence if a person were to enter ihram in a patched rida (upper garment) and a patched izar, there would be nothing wrong with that, even though part of it is stitched to another part.”

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And Allah knows best.

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Source:  Fataawa Arkaan al-Islaam, p. 525