Is Validity of Hajj Affected If Paid by by Others?

16 July, 2019
Q Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I did Hajj with my son and he paid for all the expenses of Hajj, but I wanted to pay for my Hajj with my own money. Does this have any effect on the validity of my Hajj?


Wa`alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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:

There is nothing wrong with hajj paid by others. That does not affect the validity of one’s Hajj, because it is not one of the conditions of a valid Hajj that one should pay for the Hajj with one’s own money.

In this regard, the Standing Committee for Islamic Research and Ifta’ in Saudi Arabia issued the following fatwa:

The validity of your Hajj is not affected by the fact that you have not spent any of your own money on it, or that you only spent a little and someone else paid most of the expenses of your Hajj.
Therefore, if your Hajj fulfilled the conditions and you did all the essential parts of Hajj, then you have fulfilled the obligation of Hajj, even if someone else covered the expenses.

Allah Almighty knows best.
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