Mother performed Hajj with other than her mahram

Reference: al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa Ibn Fowzaan – Volume 3, Page 168, Fatwa No.253

Question: My mother performed the Hajj with other than her mahram while she was over 60 years of age. Is her Hajj correct or should I [re-] perform the Hajj on her behalf, knowing that she has now died – may Allaah have Mercy upon her?

Response: If a woman performed the Hajj with other than her mahram, then she is disobedient [to her Lord] and has committed a sin [by doing so]. This is because the Prophet ﷺ forbade the woman to travel without a mahram for Hajj or other than Hajj. As for the mother’s Hajj itself, then it is correct, in shaa.-Allaah. However, it is with sin and we hope Allaah forgives her [for this].

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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