Performing Hajj as soon as one has the means

Q: I have the health and wealth alhumdulillah to preform hajj. But I’m 16 and the Saudi government doesn’t allow anyone aged 16 to come without a parent or mahram. And I don’t have any family I can go with. And my parents don’t allow me to go with a group. And my parents say they can’t come with me they don’t have the money. Also my parents say if you get severely ill due to the heat or flu or temperature who will take care of you, so my dad said to me wait one year and I’ll earn money to go with you next year. What should I do, will I get sin in delaying my fard hajj? Should I wait one year?


A: If you have got the required amount then you should do your fardh hajj immediately.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)