A Hajj funded by the financial contributions of Muslim and non-Muslim staff
Fatwa No: 78880

  • Fatwa Date:20-1-2014 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 19, 1435
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Question

What is the ruling of a Hajj where the expenses are funded by the company in which a person works? Please note that the expenses are collected by deducting shares from staff including Muslim and Christian members. I have paid shares of my salary to this fund and many employees performed Hajj from its money before.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

It is permissible for a Muslim to perform Hajj at the expense of relatives, co-workers, friends and others. So, if the company in which you work bears the expenses of Hajj for its employees from a fund that is based on deducting shares from their salaries with their permission, then it is permissible to accept this even if there are non-Muslim employees among them. In this situation, the end result will be that a non-Muslim granted money to a Muslim who may accept it and use it in Hajj or anything else.

What really counts in such a matter is that the money is paid with the permission of its owner, regardless of him being a Muslim or not. Furthermore, the money itself must be lawful so the fund should be clear of any usury-based investments or prohibited contracts because Hajj expenses should be covered with lawful money.

Allaah Knows best.

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