the months of Hajj, and they are: Shawal, Dhul Qa’dah and the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah.
the whole year.
- Whoever goes beyond these mawaqeet without entering into the state of Ihram, he would then have to go back to the meeqat if possible. If he is not able to do that, he has to pay fedya (a ransom), which is slaughtering an animal in Makkah and distributing its meat among the poor at the Haram.
- Whoever passes these mawaqeet and is not one of their residents, he has to enter into the state of Ihram at it. If a resident of Najd comes from the road of Madinah, he has to enter into the state of Ihram at Abyar ‘Ali.
- Whoever resides at a place after the meeqat, nearer to Makkah, he has to enter into the state of Ihram for Hajj and ‘Umrah from the place he resides, such as the residents of Jeddah, Bahra and Ash-shara’i.
- Whoever comes from a road that does not pass by the mawaqeet, by land, sea or air, he should then enter into the state of Ihram when he reaches the place adjoining the nearest meeqat to him, for Omar said, when asked about not being able to reach the meeqat of Qarn: “Take as your meeqat the place adjoining (Qarn) on your usual route.
- Whoever intends to perform Hajj when he is in Makkah, whether he is one of its residents or not, he should enter into the state of Ihram from Makkah. As for performing ‘Umrah, he should enter into the state of Ihram from the area of Al-Hil, at At-Tan’eem or Aj-ji’rana masjids, which are places outside the boundaries of Al-Haram.