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Hajj Dilemma: Family or New Responsibilities?

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Q: I am a bit confused regarding a decision I have to make. I have performed hajj with my parents and 1 sister 4 years ago. Alhamdulillah, my other 2 sisters have been accredited and being their mahram am required to accompany them as my father’s health does not permit him to accompany them on hajj. Also to take into consideration, that they have been accredited previously but due to other commitments and finances, were unable to attend hajj. Also, Alhamdulillah, in the last year I got married and my wife is pregnant with our first child who is due around the 10th of October. Hajj being the period towards the end of September Insha Allah the 23rd September. My question is, what responsibility takes preference in this case.


A: I suggest that you take care of your father. This is more important for you than taking your sisters for Hajj.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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