Covering the head whilst asleep during the state of ihraam

Reference: Duroos wa Fataawa al-Hajj – Volume 1, Page 12, No.4

Question: [Whilst in the state of ihraam], what is the ruling regarding covering the head during sleep?

Response: He must not intentionally cover his head; however, if whilst asleep or drowsy he covered it without intending to, then he must take it off as soon as he wakes up or remembers – and thereby he is not required to pay any penalty.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.