Fatwa: # 18133
Category: Hajj and Umrah (Pilgrimage)
Country: South Africa
Date: 22nd July 2009


Can someone sponsor a Hajj?


i will b going for hajj this year insha-allah i have got 60% of the package money the other 40% will b filled in by my father

i would like to know, will this hajj b valid/accepted.

i've heard that one should perform with his own means & if he's owing some one his due & does'nt pay & goes for hajj then his hajj won't b accepted

can some one sponsor bal or pay bal for him
my father has'nt mentioned to me to repay
when i get back. shall i clarify the matter with him


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh


Since you only possess 60% of the money needed, hajj is not obligatory on you, even if your father is willing to provide the other 40%. 

If you go to hajj after accepting your father’s money as either a gift or a loan, your hajj will still be valid.  However, you should first clarify with your father if he is giving the money as a gift or as a loan.


ثم المراد من الاستطاعة بملك الزاد والراحلة أن يكون عنده مال فاضل عن حوائجه الأصلية قدر ما يشتري أو يكتري به شق محمل أو زاملة وقدر نفقته ونفقة عياله مدة ذهابه ومجيئه من غير سرف ولا تقتير

(المحيط البرهاني، كتاب المناسك، الفصل الأول: 3/392؛ إدارة)


في تفسير الزاد والراحلة...فقد قال عامة العلماء أنه شرط فلا يجب الحج بإباحة الزاد والراحلة سواء كانت الإباحة من له منة على المباح له أو كانت ممن لا منة له عليه كالأب

(بدائع الصنائع، كتاب الحج، شرائط فرضيته: 1/287؛ ديوبند)


قوله (ذي زاد وراحلة) أفاد أنه لا يجب إلا بملك الزاد وملك أجرة الراحلة فلا يجب بالإباحة أو العارية كما في البحر

(رد المحتار، كتاب الحج: 2/459؛ سعيد)


And Allah knows best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Abrar Mirza,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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