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Can I wear something with more coverage and perform hajj?

Q:

I want to perform hajj next year.It has been obligatory for me. But I am actually too shy and dont think that I will be comfortable in ihram clothing which I see wore by men.I always wear long dress with maximum coverage .
Can I wear something with more coverage and perform hajj?
I don’t want to do it because of any other reason just discomfort and shyness.

A:

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. Wearing the ihram of two pieces of cloth is a necessary aspect of hajj and umrah and is part of the sunnah of the Prophet (saw).

However you may want to get in touch with your local scholar and ask him to show different ways of putting on the Ihram and select the best that suits you.

May you always be successful

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AAA team
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