Minors performing Hajj or `Umrah

Question 9: If a young boy or girl performs the obligatory Hajj, will it suffice to discharge the duty on their part or is it just considered a voluntary form of ‘Ibaadah (worship) whose reward goes to their parents?

Answer: If a minor performs ‘Umrah or Hajj, it is considered a voluntary form of ‘Ibaadah. It does not exempt them from performing the obligatory Hajj and ‘Umrah after reaching adulthood…. read more here.

Perforiming Hajj with brother without husband’s consent

Question 7: My sister performed Hajj without her husband’s permission. He works in the police of Makkah Al-Mukarramah. When I passed by him at his workplace to inform him, he agreed, as he cannot accompany her. She was accompanied by her 18 year old brother. Is the Hajj performed by this woman valid or Baatil (null and void)? I did not know of this matter except after she went. This woman is from the desert and does not know that this act is Haraam (prohibited) and now she is confused. Please, advise us, may Allaah reward you with the best.

Answer: If the case is as you have mentioned, her Hajj is valid for her husband’s permission is not necessary to perform an obligatory act… read more here.

Seeking husband’s permission for Hajj

Question 6: I am a married woman for forty years. I’ve been asking my husband to perform Hajj and he agrees. However, every time he goes to perform Hajj or `Umrah he changes his mind and prevents me from accompanying him to take care of his sheep and cattle. Although he performed Hajj more than five times, he refuses my request to travel with my sons in law. Is it permissible to travel for Hajj with my son in law in spite of my husband’s rejection?

Answer: If your situation with your husband is as you described, you are obliged to travel with the said Mahrams (unmarriageable relatives), even if your husband does not give you the permission and provided that you have never performed the obligatory Hajj… read more here.

If Hajj is only possible in the company of innovators?

Question 5: We would like to inform you that many of our Sunni Muslim brothers who live on the Persian coast are desirous of performing the Islaamic obligation of Hajj. The problem is that they cannot travel in the company of the Shiite Iranians for fear of disputes that might occur during the journey. In addition, the neighboring Arab governments do not allow them to travel via their airways. Is it permissible for them to send expenditures of the journey to other Muslim brothers of another country to perform Hajj on their behalf? Please clarify this matter as you issue your fatwaa. May Allaah reward you!

Answer: They are obliged to perform Hajj if they are financially and physically capable, even if they must travel in the company of the Shiites. However, they should exercise extreme caution lest they be deceived by the false Shiite doctrines… read more here.

 

Performing the obligatory Hajj straightway

Question 4: May I delay performing Hajj for one or two years, although I can perform it this year, for the sake of visiting my family? If I perform Hajj this year, I will be away from my wife and family for two years. The rites of Hajj will be in the middle of summer vacation and I will not be able to visit my family and perform Hajj at the same time. I will either perform Hajj or visit my family. Can I delay performing Hajj in order to visit my family? May Allaah reward you with the best.

Answer: A Muslim should hasten to perform the obligatory Hajj as soon as one is able to. They do not know what impediments may arise in the coming years if they delay performing it. Allaah (Exalted be He) states: And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka‘bah) is a duty… read more here.