Miqat Wadi Al Muharam/Mehraim ميقات وادي محرم What a person should do if he crossed over Miqat without putting on Ihram, intending Hajj or Umrah or any other Purpose?. Answer:- A person who crossed over Miqat with the intention of performing Hajj or Umrah, but did not put on Ihram, should go back and put on Ihram for Hajj or Umrah from the Miqat. As the Apostle of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) Said. "The people of Madinah put on their Ihrams from Dhul Hulaifah, the people of Syria put on their Ihrams from Al Juhfah, the people of Najd from Al-Qarn and the people of Yemen from Yalamlam". This is the rules according to the correct Hadiths. Ibn Abbas (Radhi Allahu Anhuma) said, "the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) fixed Dhul Hulaifah for the people of Madinah, Al-Juhfah for the people of Syria, Al-Qarn for the people of Najd, and Yalamlam for the people of Yemen. These are the Miqats for all those people living at those places and for those who come through those places intending Hajj and Umrah". The man who makes intention for Hajj or Umrah, must put on his Ihram from the Miqat he passes by. If he passes by the way of Madinah he should put on his Ihram from Dhul Hulaifah. If he travels by the way of Syria, or Egypt or Magrib (Morocco) he must put on his Ihram from Al-Juhfah, nowadays from Rabigh. If he travels through the way of Yemen, he must put on his Ihram from Yalamlam, and if he travels through the way of Najd or Taif, he must put on his Ihram from Wadi Al-Qarn which is also called "Qarn", and nowadays it is known by "Sail". Some people name it Wadi Mahram. So, he should put on his Ihram from there for Hajj or Umrah or for both of them together. The best process is, if he is in the months of Hajj, he should put on his Ihram for Umrah, then he performs Tawaf and Sa’ie, for Umrah, and takes off Ihram after cutting his hair. Afterward he puts on his Ihram for Hajj in its time. If he passes by the Miqat not in the months of Hajj, e. g. Ramadhan or Shaban he should put on Ihram for Umrah only. This is the lawful process. If he arrives at Makkah for any other purpose and does not intend for Hajj or Umrah, he arrives only for buying or purchasing or to visit some relatives or friends or for another purpose, it is not obligatory for him to put on Ihram according to the correct opinion. He can enter Makkah without Ihram. It is more acceptable of the two opinions of the scholars in this regard. It is best for him to put on Ihram for Umrah and to avail himself of the opportunity.