- a costume worn by Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, consisting of one piece of white cotton around the waist and hips and another over the shoulder
- the restrictions and rules that must be observed by a pilgrim so dressed
Origin of ihramArabic i?r?m, a prohibiting from ?arama, to forbid
- The sacred dress of Muslim pilgrims, consisting of two lengths of white cotton, one wrapped around the loins, the other thrown over the left shoulder.
- The state of ritual purity of Muslims in wearing this dress for pilgrimage or for other acts of worship, especially the daily worship.
Origin of ihramArabic 'ihrām prohibition, ihram infinitive of 'ahrama to enter the state of ihram from harama to prohibit &xlowdot;rm
From Arabic إحرام (ʾaħrām, “prohibition”)