please advise on what conditions can a female muslim preform haj.please note she has recently reverted to islam, and single. jazakallah
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
There are two conditions which are specific for women in addition to the general conditions of haj.
- It is necessary for a woman who intents to go for Haj that she is accompanied by a mahram or her husband. Mahram are those relatives with whom she cannot get married.
- The second condition is that she should not be in iddat (waiting period of four months after the demise of her husband or three menstrual periods after divorce).
If any of these conditions are not found she will be excused for delaying her haj.
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These conditions are according to the Hanafi madhab. Anybody following another madhab should consult an Alim of that particular madhab.
And Allah knows best
Ml. Ishaq E. Moosa,
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah