Delaying Hajj Despite It Being Fard

Darulifta Ahlesunnat



  What do respected Islamic scholars and Muftis say about the following issue? Hajj is Fard for a husband but he delays it for some years for the reason that he will save some more money so that he will take his wife with him for Hajj. Usually, if a person goes alone to perform Hajj without his wife, then people also do not consider it good. Is it allowed to delay performing Hajj for this reason?

بِسْمِ اللہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

  In the situation mentioned in the question, it is impermissible and a sin to delay performing Hajj. After Hajj has become Fard, it is not allowed to delay performing it without any valid Shar’i excuse. Not having enough money for the Hajj-expenses of the wife is no excuse. Hajj cannot be delayed due to it. Therefore, the commandment of Shari’ah for the husband is that he must perform Hajj without waiting for saving money for the Hajj-expenses of his wife. This is a very strange trend growing in our society, i.e. the husband should not go to perform Hajj alone unless he takes his wife with him. Some people even fail to fulfil the obligation of Hajj due to this mindset. Remember! Not performing Hajj without any Shari’ah-approved reason despite having the means to perform it has been severely condemned in a blessed Hadees.

  Blessed Shari’ah has not made it necessary even for a wife to seek permission from her husband for performing Fard Hajj. If her Mahram is prepared to go with her and other conditions are also met, she must go to fulfil the obligation of Hajj.

وَاللہُ اَعْلَمُ  عَزَّوَجَلَّ  وَرَسُوْلُہ اَعْلَم صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Answered by:Mufti Muhammad Qasim Attari


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