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Chapter: Manners of ehram

Manners of ehram | 4. The difference between the ehram for men and women

The difference between the ehram for men and women
Men and women are equal in the ihram mentioned above.  However, there are few things mentioned below which are permissible for the women:
(1) Covering the head apart from ihram in Prayers before any strangers (such as men other than relatives, Maternal, Paternal Cousins, brothers-in-law, especially the younger and elder brothers of husband) is an obligation (Fardh) Appearing before a stranger with the head uncovered, or wearing a transparent scarf that makes visible the black hair is not only haraam in  other normal times but strictly haraam  while in ihram.
(2) It is permitted firstly for a Muharima (lady wearing ihram) who could cover the head to take a bundle of clothes over her head.
(3) It is permissible for women to wear the talisman around the neck or to tie the same at the Forearms.
(4) If scent is not there on the holy Gilaf (cover) of Kaba care should be taken to enter in such a way that the holy gilaf remains over the head. The women should also enter without getting the holy gilaf fallen on their face, because it would be haraam if the face gets covered. Keep in mind! Taking the head or face below or behind the ghilaf of Kaba in ehram is haraam.
(5) It is permissible for the women to wear gloves, socks stitched cloths. For men it is haraam.
(6) Putting on any cloth touching the face in ihram is haraam even for ladies. Hence, in order to avoid strangers, any book or hand fan could be held away from the face.
(All this information has been taken from “Fatawa Radhviyah, Volume 10 and Bahar-e-Shariyat, Volume 1, Part 6, Page 1083).