Prohibitions While in the State of Ihram

Eight (8) matters become prohibited on the one who establishes the intention to engage in Hajj or ^Umrah (becomes in the state of ihram). The first six (6) are small sins, requiring a specific expiation. The last two (2) are enormous sins, each requiring a different expiation.

1. To wear perfume;

2. To anoint the head or beard with oil, grease, melted honey wax, or the like;

3. To remove (or cut) fingernails, toenails, or hair;

4. For the man to cover his head;

5. For the woman to cover her face or wear gloves;

6. For the man to wear clothes that are sewn or felted in a manner to surround the body;

7. Sexual intercourse or its inviting actions;

8. To hunt an edible, wild, land animal.