Menses and Ihram

Q: I am intending to preform hajj tammatu. We are flying out on the 23rd August. The issue is I will be on my 5th day of menses and won’t attain purity until the 28th of August. Would I make intention for ihram and be in the state of ihram and how would I proceed […]

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Meelad Equaling Hajj

Q: Is it true that if you go for 11 meelads it is equivalent to 1 Hajj? A: It is not true that attending 11 meelads is equivalent to 1 Hajj. Any virtue for good deeds must be established from Quran or Sunnah. There is no mention in the Quran of meelad at all, and […]

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Hajj Badal

Q: If we send someone for Hajj Badal (to send someone on behalf of another person for Hajj), is it necessary that that person must have perfomed his Hajj previously? Can we send someone on whom Hajj is Fardh, but he did not perform his own Hajj? A. Why are you sending someone for Haj […]

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Debts and Hajj

Q: I have debts on a car and credit cards. However a sponsor has offered to take me for haj. What is the ruling in this case? A: If someone sponsored you for Hajj, your hajj will be valid in spite of these debts And Allah knows best Mufti Siraj Desai

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Covering Ankle in Ihraam

Q: Can the Hajj/Ihram sandal have a strap around the ankle? My understanding is that the top of the foot and the area that the leg is joined to the foot ie the ankle should be uncovered. A: Your understanding is correct. The upper bone and the ankle should not be covered when one is […]

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Non Baaligh Boy as Mahram for Hajj

Q: I am a single divorced mother of a 10 year old son. He isn't baaligh as yet. I am by the means to go for umrah/hajj. I don't have any brothers, uncles or a father and grandfather. Is it permissible to go for hajj/umrah with my son as mahram even though he isn't baaligh […]

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Hajj with Gift Money

Q: I have planned for Hajj this year Insha Allah. I am presently working but not earning that much where I can afford to pay for Hajj. My father is giving me a gift and has told me to go for Hajj. Will my Farz Hajj be complete? A. Yes, your Fardh Haj will be […]

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Performing Hajj for my Father

Q: Can I perform my deceased father's hajj if I have done my fard hajj? A. If Haj is already Fardh on you then to perform Haj Badl for someone while delaying your own Fardh Haj is sinful (Makrooh Tahreemi). The sin is for delaying one's own Haj which has already become Fardh on oneself. […]

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Performing Hajj for my Father

Q: Can I perform my deceased father's hajj if I have done my fard hajj? A. If Haj is already Fardh on you then to perform Haj Badl for someone while delaying your own Fardh Haj is sinful (Makrooh Tahreemi). The sin is for delaying one's own Haj which has already become Fardh on oneself. […]

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