I am planning to go to umrah inshallah next month. I have 2 kids of age 3yrs and 4yrs. What are the ihram conditions for them and will they be wearing the same kind of ihram as I will do? Do all the ihram restrictictions apply to them as they do to me? Can they wear a stitched ihram ? or is there any lineance provided to them while wearing/carrying ihram?
Ihram for young children who have not reached the age of puberty is not required. Ihram is also unnecessary for an infant or young toddler.
However, if it is possible to put on Ihram on a relatively mature child then their Ihram should be similar to the Ihram of an adult except that there is ample leniency regarding the rules of children's Ihram. You may put undergarments on the child and you may also put stitched cloth on them. Also, children should be taught about the restrictions of Ihram but if they commit a violation, there is neither any penalty on the child nor on the parents.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America