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Delaying hajj until one’s parents perform hajj even though one has the means

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Q: What is the Shari ruling regarding a person who has the means to perform hajj but delays it due to the reason that unless his parents perform hajj first he will not do it before them out of regard for his parents.

Bismillaah

A: This is jahaalat and ignorance. A Muslim does not follow jahaalat. He follows shariah.

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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