Debt that prevents from Hajj

Thursday 26/09/2013
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Question

I am a university student. My father pays my tuition fees. The university demands the tuition of the semester in advance. I want to travel to perform the obligation of Hajj with my mother. My mother will pay for the expenses of Hajj from her salary. I want to register in the subjects of the second semester before going to Hajj. Are the tuition fees of the second semester that are demanded by the university in advance a debt due from me, or can I pay them after performing the obligation of Hajj?

Fatwa

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

There is no problem in performing Hajj with your mother with her money; rather, this is part of being dutiful to her.

The debt that prevents from Hajj is the debt in which the following conditions are met:

First: that it is due. If it is deferred, the only condition regarding it is not favoring going to Hajj over repaying it.

Second: that the lender does not give him permission. If he gives him permission, there is no blame if he performs Hajj even if this leads to delay in repayment.

Third: that he does not have money that suffices for repaying it. If he has enough for repaying it, there is no problem in his Hajj even if the lender does not give him permission.

Fourth: that Hajj is with the money of the person himself. If another person pays for his Hajj, there is no problem.

May Allah reward you for your keenness on righteousness and your knowledge about the rulings of the religion.

Allah Knows best.

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