Q. Is it permissible to wear stitched Hajj/Umrah Sandals in the state of Ihraam of Hajj and Umrah?
A. The general restriction of wearing stitched clothing in the state of Ihraam (Hajj and Umrah) does not apply to wearing stitched footwear in the state of Ihraam. Hence, it will be permissible for males and females to wear stitched footwear in the state of Ihraam.
In the case of a male, both ankles and instep of the feet must be exposed, whilst there is no restriction for a female to expose any part of the feet in the state of Ihraam.
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa