In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
Responding to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:
Hajj is obligatory only when you are able to undertake the journey both financially and physically.
However, you should know that most of the rituals of Hajj such as tawaf, sa`i, etc. can be done by people who are in similar conditions like yours by the assistance of others and by using wheelchairs, etc.
So if you are able to do that, you should not be discouraged or deterred.
Having said this, I should also point out that if your physician has advised you against it, because of your specific conditions, then you need to listen to him. If that is the case, you are allowed to pay someone to perform Hajj on your behalf.
Almighty Allah knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.