The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ritual 225

If a pilgrim, in a state of ihram , has a sexual intercourse with his wife out of ignorance or due to an oversight, his Umrah and Hajj are valid; there shall be no penalty on him. This rule also applies to all the other prohibitions which attract penalties. That is to say that an act of a pilgrim, in ihram, will not attract a penalty, if it was performed out of ignorance or due to an oversight, except in the following cases:

1.if he forgets a tawaf in Hajj or Umrah till he returns to his country, and has intercourse with his wife;

2. if he forgets some parts of the sa’y in Umrat-ut-Tamatu’ and has intercourse with his wife considering himself relieved of ihram;

3. if he needlessly keeps stroking his head or beard, and a hair or two drop off;

4. if out of ignorance, he applies oil to his body.

The rules relating to these aspects will be discussed at their appropriate places.