Hajj Ritual

7. Conclusion of a Marriage Contract

#233: A pilgrim who is in the state of consecration is prohibited from concluding a marriage contract for them self or for someone else, regardless of whether the other person is in the state of ihrām or not and whether the intended marriage is meant to be a temporary or a permanent one. In all of these cases, the marriage is invalid.

#234: If a pilgrim gets married whilst in the state of ihrām and the marriage is consummated, the person who performed the marriage as well as the new husband and wife are liable to a penalty of one camel each. This comes into effect if each of them was aware of the rule.

A person who did not know that one or both of the persons concerned were in the state of consecration does not incur a penalty. No difference is made in the extent of the penalty, whether or not the person who conducted the marriage ceremony and the woman were also in the state of consecration.

#235: A pilgrim who is in the state of ihrām is not permitted to serve as a witness to a marriage or even to attend a marriage ceremony

#236: As a precautionary measure, a pilgrim who is in the state of ihrām should not propose to a woman. However, there is no objection to him returning to his divorced wife, if the divorce is revocable, and he is also permitted to carry out a divorce.