Wearing a trouser over a leg brace in ihraam

Q: I am 55 years old and I have a disability on my left leg due to which I have great difficulty in walking a few steps even. Now I use a leg brace due to which MashaAllah I can walk even 1 km. I have to wear a trouser first so that the brace does not damage my skin. I am InshaAllah going for hajj. What should I do in ihraam?

A: If there is a genuine medical reason to wear the trouser then you may wear it. However, you will have to either slaughter one damm animal, or give 6 poor people the amount of sadaqatul fitr each, or fast for 3 days. Alternately, you may wrap a piece of material around that injured leg and wear the brace over it. In this case, there will be no damm or sadaqah that you will have to give out.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)