Ihram clothing

Ihram clothing

:"This is a sub-article of Ihram.Ihram clothing (also spelt Ahram clothing) includes men's and women's garments worn by Muslim people during the Ihram pilgrimage (Hajj). Men's garments consist of two white unhemmed sheets (usually towelling material) and are universal in appearance. The top is draped over the torso and the bottom is secured by a belt; plus a pair of sandals. Women's clothing, however, varies considerably and reflects regional as well as religious influences.

White Ihram clothing is intended to make everyone appear the same, as in the eyes of Allah there is no difference between a prince and a pauper when everyone is dressed equally. There are also certain behaviors that are expected and forbidden once ihram is donned. Ihram is typically worn during Dhu al-Hijjah.

Although it is simply an item of clothing to be worn during the pilgrimage, there are many competing views on the proper wearing of ihram. For example, the exact number of days a pilgrim is required to wear ihram varies according to the type of pilgrimage the individual is performing.

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