Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
brother in Islam, we would like to say that we are impressed by your
question, which emanates from a thoughtful heart. May Allah the
Almighty help us all adhere to the principles of this true religion,
Islam, and enable us to be among the dwellers ofParadise in the
is very important to note that Allah has commanded us not to wear sewn
clothes and not to cover our heads so that one shows utter humbleness
and surrender to Allah. It has another great significance that it makes
the person like a newborn wrapped in a piece of cloth. This, in fact,
is a sign of being in dire need of Allah’s help and guidance in every
wearing these two pieces, a pilgrim remembers the state of people on
the Day of Judgment when all people will stand naked and barefooted to
be reckoned by Allah and either punished or rewarded.
Having understood some of the wisdom behind this, we should know that
what is forbidden to wear during the state of ihram is not stitched
materials in themselves but those garments that are made to fit the
limbs and are usually worn by people in normal state, such as shirts,
pants and T-shirts. Therefore, there is nothing wrong in wearing a
Explaining this, Dr. Yunus al-Astal, professor of fiqh at the Islamic University, Gaza, Palestine, states:
It is permissible to wear a belt over the izar (waist wrapper) for the purpose of holding the izar
or keeping money and other needs. There is nothing wrong with this even
if it is stitched. This is because what is forbidden is stitched
clothes that are habitually worn when one is not in the state of ihram.
There is nothing wrong with wearing a money belt in ihraam
Question: Is it permissible to wear a money belt in which to keep the coins and bills that I need, even thought it is stitched?.
Answer: courtesy Islam-QA.com
Praise be to Allaah.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen a prominent Saudi Muslim scholar (may Allah shower mercy on his soul) said:
There is nothing wrong with wearing a belt
over the izar (waist wrapper).
regard to the questioner saying that it is stitched, this comment is
based on a misunderstanding, because some of the common folk think that
what is meant by it is anything that has stitches in it, but that is
not correct. Rather what the scholars mean by wearing things that are
stitched is that which is made to fit the limbs and is worn in the
manner in which such garments are usually worn, such as shirts, pants
and T-shirts, etc. The scholars did not mean that which has stitches in
it. Hence if a person were to enter ihraam in a patched rida (upper
garment) and a patched izar, there would be nothing wrong with that,
even though part of it is stitched to another part. Fataawa Arkaan al-Islaam, p. 525