Entering Meeqaat without Ihraam

Q: If a person sets out for umrah with the intention of visiting Madina first, but due to travel constraints has to go to Makkah first, will there be any penalty due for entering Makkah without ihraam?

A. It is not permissible to pass a Meeqaat point without Ihraam. (Badaai'us Sanaai' V2 P164).

If a person does enter Makkah without Ihraam, he should go back to a Meeqaat point, tie Ihraam and recite the Talbiyah. If he does not go back but ties Ihraam in Makkah and commences Tawaaf, a Dum will be compulsory on him. (Al Mabsoot Sarakhsi V4 P304).

The Dum is the sacrifice of a sheep or goat or seventh part of a camel or cow to be sacrificed within the Haram area.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.  

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai