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Is the hajj of a person working under a contract in Saudi Arabia during the hajj season valid?

Is the hajj of a person working under a contract in Saudi Arabia during the hajj season valid?

Answer

There is a difference between the validity of hajj and its permissibility. Hajj is considered valid when it meets its integrals and requirements and it suffices for the obligatory hajj of Islam if the pilgrim has not performed it before; otherwise, it is considered a supererogatory hajj.
If the contract does not permit an employee to perform hajj, and you go anyway, then you are blameworthy for breaching the terms of the contract and for the ensuing harm you incur upon yourself and others. However, in such a case, your hajj is still valid if it meets all the obligatory actions and conditions.
And God the Almighty knows best.
 

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