Going to Hajj without the husband

I want to go hajj this year, but my husband is unable to travel due to work. My
parents have invited me to travel with them, would it be permissible for me to
leave my husband for 4 weeks for hajj.

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Answer

On of the conditions for Hajj to be fardh (compulsory) is that a woman should travel with her husband or mahram. A mahram is a person whom marriage is not allowed i.e. father, son, son’s son etc…

It is unlawful for a woman to travel for a distance of 48 miles (88km) or more without her husband or her mahram. This rule applies whether the journey is for hajj or worldly purposes.

Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (RA) narrates from the Prophet of Allah (SAW) “Never should a woman journey but with a Mahram.” (Sahih Bukhari P.250 v.1)

The situation you have described might have two scenario’s.

The first scenario is where you haven’t fulfilled the compulsory hajj yet. In this situation you will be allowed to go with your parents. The Husband will not be allowed to stop you from not going. However, it is more desirable to get the blessing of your husband when you are taking this great journey.

The second possible scenario is where it is an optional (nafl) hajj. Here you’re husband has the right to prevent you from going. However, it he does not mind, you will be allowed to go. (Raddul Muhtar P.465 V.3)

Only Allah Knows Best.

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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