Fatwa: # 16481
Category: Hajj and Umrah (Pilgrimage)
Country: South Africa
Date: 17th March 2008

Title

She is single and a new Muslim. How should she perform Hajj?

Question

please advise on what conditions can a female muslim preform haj.please note she has recently reverted to islam, and single. jazakallah

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh  

There are two conditions which are specific for women in addition to the general conditions of haj.

  1. It is necessary for a woman who intents to go for Haj that she is accompanied by a mahram or her husband. Mahram are those relatives with whom she cannot get married.
  1. The second condition is that she should not be in iddat (waiting period of four months after the demise of her husband or three menstrual periods after divorce).

If any of these conditions are not found she will be excused for delaying her haj.

 

مناسك ملا على قارى 55

ولوالجية 1/254

بدائع الصنائع 2/299

 

These conditions are according to the Hanafi madhab. Anybody following another madhab should consult an Alim of that particular madhab.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Ishaq E. Moosa,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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