Q: My father had made arrangements for umrah. The process went as far as getting to the airport. By the will of Allah, his passport and documents were mislaid at the airport. All efforts were made to find them but because of time constraints, the rest of the group had to continue with the blessed journey and my father could not go.
1. In terms of sawaab, will my father receive the full sawaab?
2. My siblings and relatives had initially all contributed towards the cost of the trip. Due to love and emotion, I wish to send him in a few months time. Is it permissible for me to take a loan to pay for his trip and then I will settle the loan as my own? Should I make it known to him if the loan option is allowed?
1. Insha-Allah he will get the full reward according to his intention.
2. If you have no problems and you don’t expect any problems in taking the loan and repaying it then it is permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)