Q: where should the people of Makkah assume Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) for `Umrah? Also, if they spend their summer holidays in al-Huda resort beyond Al-Miqat (sites for entering the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah for Hajj and `Umrah), where should they assume Ihram for `Umrah?

A: The people of Makkah should assume Ihram from a point outside Al-Haram (the Sacred Zone) such as Al-Tan`im. If they stay in Al-Huda during the summer, then they should assume Ihram for `Umrah from that place. This is according to the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him) when he specified the Miqats: and whoever lives within these places should assume Ihram from his dwelling place, and similarly the people of Makkah can assume lhram from Makkah. (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).It is reported in the two Sahih Books (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) told `Aishah when she wanted to perform `Umrah from Makkah that she should assume Ihram from her place of residence.

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 Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

[Source: Alifta.net]