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Non Baaligh Boy as Mahram for Hajj

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Q: I am a single divorced mother of a 10 year old son. He isn’t baaligh as yet. I am by the means to go for umrah/hajj. I don’t have any brothers, uncles or a father and grandfather. Is it permissible to go for hajj/umrah with my son as mahram even though he isn’t baaligh yet?

A. A boy who is not Baaligh cannot serve as a Mahram on journey. (Fataawa Al Hindiyyah V1 P219). One of the conditions of Haj becoming Fardh on a female is a Mahram. If you do not have another Mahram available, Haj will not be Fardh on you. If no one else is available, you will have to wait until he becomes Baaligh.
Allah Ta’aala knows best. 
Moulana Yusuf Laher

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