Hajj is obligatory on a person but his wife stops him from going

Hajj is obligatory on a person but his wife stops him from going
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Hajj is obligatory on a person but his wife stops him from going

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  • masjidmuhammad
  • Jul 04, 2021

Question:

A person wants to go for hajj but his wife and children are scared of
living alone and are therefore stopping him. What must he do? Will
there be any difference in the ruling between an obligatory hajj and an
optional one?

Answer:

When hajj becomes obligatory on a person, it is necessary for him to
go that very year. It is not correct to delay. The refusal of his wife and
children is not correct. He must not worry about that when the
prerequisites have been fulfilled and there are no obstacles; and
according to the man, there is no danger to his wife and children. If it
is an optional hajj, then he must see what is most prudent. He must
provide the means for the satisfaction of his wife and children, and
then go. Once he sees what is most prudent, he must make whatever
decision he wants.

Once hajj becomes obligatory, it becomes necessary for the person to
go that very year. When there is no Shari reason for delaying it, he
must not delay it. If he delays, he will be classified as a fasiq (flagrant
sinner). If he did not fulfil it, he will be eligible for severe
punishments.1

Allah ta‛ala knows best.

Reference:

1 Fatawa Rahimiyyah, vol. 5, p. 215.

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