Can I go for hajj with my non-muslim father

DWQA QuestionsCategory: hajjCan I go for hajj with my non-muslim father
JonSnow Staff asked 3 years ago

In the hanafi fiq, if a woman wanted to do hajj, but her whole family are non Muslims, and her husband is not present, can she take her dad (non Muslim) as her mahram to do her hajj. I know it may not be obligatory on her, but if she had the means and reAlly wanted to go?

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JonSnow Staff answered 3 years ago

Basing on shariah principles, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi`and Imam Ahmad have clearly proclaimed that non muslim cannot enter Makkah and Madinah Munawwarah. Basing on hanafi principle a non muslim may enter with conditions of respecting the prevalent norms of the policy makers of Haramain. The ayah ”…but they may enter with fear.” (2:114) clearly denotes that a non muslim should be under scrutiny of muslim policy makers that are present there. The present policy maker clearly prevent non muslim in the haramain(Makkah and Madinah). This is about entering the boundaries of haram. But for performing hajj, definitely your non muslim father cannot accompany you in hajj. This is because the holy prophet (saw) sent Abu Bakr to announce that ” No mushrik (non muslim) will do hajj after this year.” (Bukhari) That is why hajj visas are not given to not only non muslim, but also forbidden to Ahmadiyas, etc. As such, if the lady do not have any mahram besides her non muslim father, then still hajj is not fard on her. The lady has no other option but to be accompanied by her husband. Wallahou a`lam.