Can you please tell me what does Ihraam mean?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Ihraam literally means to declare something unlawful upon oneself.
Ihraam is commonly referred to the clothing worn by a person performing Umrah or Hajj.
However, Ihraam in the context of Shari’ah refers to entering into a state of adhering to the prohibitions of even normally permitted things, with the intention of performing Hajj and/or Umrah. The wearing of the white clothing symbolises this state, although this state is not entered into by wearing the sheets of white alone.
One must be in the state of Ihram before crossing the Mīqāt boundaries located around the blessed city of Makkah.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Faraz ibn Adam,