Q 2: I hope you can mention to me the permissible things for the pilgrim after ending the state of Ihram for `Umrah in tamattu` Hajj (combining Hajj and `Umrah with a break in between).

A: Anyone who enters Ihram for Tamattu` Hajj then performs the rituals of `Umrah, namely Tawaf (circumambulation around the Ka`bah), Sa`y (going between Safa and Marwah) and shaving the head or cutting the hair short, can exit Ihram for his `Umrah and everything becomes permissible to him: cutting his hair, clipping his nails, wearing tailored and sewn garments, and wearing the Niqab or Khimar (veil covering to the waist) for women, using perfume, hunting, holding a marriage contract and having sexual intercourse or its overtures with one's wife.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz