Send parents to Hajj and Umrah
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Question: I have a friend, she is 22 years of age and not married. She has recently joined for a job with an handsome salary. She has now intended to send her parents for Haj/Umrah from her earnings, is it acceptable as per the islamic perspective and is it legal for her to financially sponsor her parents for performing Haj/Umrah.
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Your Question: I have a friend, she is 22 years of age and not married. She has recently joined for a job with an handsome salary. She has now intended to send her parents for Haj/Umrah from her earnings, is it acceptable as per the islamic perspective and is it legal for her to financially sponsor her parents for performing Haj/Umrah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Bani Israel verses 23-24: Your Lord has enjoined the following: You should not worship anyone but Him Alone! Treat your parents with great kindness; if either or both of them attain old age, do not even say uff to them; nor rebuke them; but speak to them kind words. Treat them with humility and tenderness and pray, O our Lord, be merciful to them, just as they brought me up with kindness and affection in my childhood.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.263 Narrated by Abu Masud Al Ansari
The Prophet (saws) said, "When a Muslim spends something on his family intending to receive Allah's Reward, it is regarded as Sadaqa for him."
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3523 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As
A man came to the Prophet (saws) and said: O Messenger of Allah (saws), I have property and children, and my father finishes my property. He (saws) replied: You and your property belong to your father; your children come from the pleasantest of what you earn; so enjoy from the earning of your children.
Not only is it allowed, acceptable and legal in Islam for an off-spring to finance their parents pilgrimage from his/her earnings; it is absolutely encouraged in Islam! If one serves and spends of ones wealth on their parents and their well-being, it is expected that not only will they receive the good-will and pleasure of their parents, but they will also receive the Good-Will, Pleasure and Huge Rewards from Allah Subhanah for their service to their parents.
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Your Brother in Islam,