Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:


Is it obligatory upon the father to pay for his poor son to perform the obligatory Hajj, or vice versa?


“It is not obligatory, because capability is a condition for acts of worship, and that capability is not that of others. Thus nothing is obligatory from either side to the other. But If the father seeks from his capable son to pay for his Hajj, then answering that request is from by way of goodness [towards the parents] which is commanded with thus it would be obligatory by this angle. Allah knows best.” End quote.

Shaykh Bin Baz was asked:


Is it obligatory for the Husband to pay the expenses for his wife’s Hajj?


“It is not obligatory upon the husband to pay the expenses of his wife’s Hajj. Rather that is upon her if she is able due to the statement of Allah

وَلِلّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلًا

And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka’bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision and residence) [3:97]

And the statement of the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم, when Jibreel Alayhis salaam asked him regarding Islaam, he said:

‘Islam is to testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and that Muhammad (ﷺ) is the Messenger of Allah; that you observe Salat (prayers), pay Zakat, observe Saum (fasting) of Ramadan and perform Hajj (pilgrimage) of the House, provided you have resources of making journey to it.’ [

Reported by Muslim in his Saheeh (Hadeeth collection) from the narration of Umar Ibn Al Khattab رضي الله عنه

This noble verse and honourable narration encompass the men and women, the wives and other than the wives. But if he voluntarily gives that for her, then he is thanked and rewarded.

و الله ولي التوفيق” End quote. [Reference]

And Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen added a benefit:

“The wive’s Hajj is not obligatory upon her husband except if it was a condition made upon him at the time of the marriage contract”.

Translated by

Majid Jawed Al-Afghanee
Abu Layl