Q: I am in Saudia. I want to perform Hajj this year. In Saudia one way of performing Hajj is to get a sort of permission letter (pass) from the Saudi govenment and the other way is to go directly and bypass the check post of Makkah to avoid checking of Hajj Pass. Mostly people in Saudia adopt the second way. I wanted to go by getting a Hajj pass but this year the Saudi government has issued very limited passes so I am not able to access that official pass. Is the second way off performing hajj permissible in Shari’ah or not? Because in that case we have to violate the Saudi law.
A: If Hajj is not fardh upon you and you apprehend legal implications through going for Hajj, then it is better for you to refrain.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
عن أبى بكر الصديق قال : قال رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – لا يحل لمؤمن أن يذل نفسه (جامع الأحاديث # 27837)
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)