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Is Hajj Fardh on the Wali of a woman who has the financial means?

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Nasihah (Advice): Perform Hajj with your wife


Sayyiduna Ibn Abbaas Radhiyallahu Anhuma says: I heard Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam saying whilst delivering a sermon, “No man should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram with her, and the woman should not undertake journey except with a Mahram.” A person stood up and said, “Oh Rasulullah! My wife has set out for Hajj, whereas I am enlisted to fight in such and such battle”, whereupon He said, “You go and perform Hajj with your wife.” (Sahih Muslim)



Question and Answer:


  1. If a woman has enough money to pay for herself and gets accredited for haj is it fard on her wali to accompany her even though he had made haj if he has financial means to do so but refuses ?


(Question published as received)


A.In the enquired situation, if the woman in reference has a Mahram/Wali who is capable of accompanying her to go for Hajj, he should do so. However, it will not be compulsory on him to do so.


If her Mahram/Wali does not have the capacity to accompany her to go for Hajj, she should arrange with another Mahram who can accompany her. If she does not have a Mahram who can accompany her, Hajj will not be Fardh on her.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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