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A daughter covering the expenses of her father's hajj


My wife works and has her own independent income. Her father is elderly and financially unable to perform hajj or ‘umrah. As his sons cannot help him, my wife (and I agree with her) wants to fund her father’s hajj and ‘umrah trip. Please note that my wife and I have already performed our obligatory hajj. Is it therefore permissible for my wife’s father to make hajj or ‘umrah from her money?


There is no objection to the wife’s father performing hajj or ‘umrah from her expenses. This is an act of piety, kindness, and maintaining family relations. Once the donor donates his or her money for hajj, the money becomes the property of the recipient, and the ability to perform hajj – which is now a requirement – is achieved, for God Almighty says, “Pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed to God by people who are able to undertake it. Those who reject this [should know that] God has no need of anyone" (Quran 3:97).

And God Almighty knows best.

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