Women ehram garb.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

is there any hadith regarding that women should wear a white coloured scarff only on the head when she is doing her umra.what happens if she wears a black colour one.will it not be accepted by allah.how far is it true.do let me know soon. waiting for the reply. 


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Women ehram garb

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Abdullah Ibn Umar (r.a.) reported that the Prophet (saws) said: "A (male) person in a state of ihram is not allowed to wear a sewn shirt, a turban, a hooded robe, underpants, a cloth that has been dyed with sweet smelling fragrance (such as saffron), shoes or sewn slippers, unless one is unable to find regular unsewn slippers, then one may wear his shoes provided one cuts them down to the ankles."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


As for a woman pilgrim, she may wear all of the above. But she is forbidden to use perfumed clothes, a veil that covers the face, and gloves.

Abdullah Ibn Umar(r.a.) reported: "Allah's Messenger (saws) forbade women pilgrims from wearing gloves, veils, and clothes dyed with saffron or ‘warse’(a sweet smelling plant that was used to dye clothes yellow) Besides these, they may wear anything else, any color, silk clothes, ornaments, (loose) trousers and shirts, or shoes."

Related by Abu Daw'ud, Al-Baihaqi and Al-Hakim.


Other than clothes dyed ‘saffron’ or yellow, a women pilgrim is allowed to wear her ‘ehram’ for pilgrimage in any color of her choice.


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