Hajj on parents in law wealth.
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This year my parents in law are planning to inshalah go for hajj. Due to their age, they want my husband and me to join them as well. My parents in law alhamdulilah have sufficient means to pay for all the hajj expenses. However since for me and my husband the expense is tremendous, my parents in law have offered to pay our expenses as well. My question is: is it ok for us to go to hajj when my parents in law are paying for our expenses? We have full intention to pay them back in small amounts every month in future. I am a little concerned as to whether this hajj would be valid for us or not. Bear in mind that alhamdulilah my husband has a good job but right now it seems difficult to set aside such a huge sum for hajj (we just recently got married, still have to buy a house and a car and are expecting our first baby soon inshallah) Inshallah if we do go for hajj, we will inshallah be paying back our parents in law in future. Please remember that my parents in law are really insisting on going for hajj this year and due to their age and health, they think it would be best for them to go right away. My husband is their only son so they need him with them and since I need to go to hajj with a mahram I thought this would be a good and perhaps the only opportunity for me to go for hajj. We have all not performed a single hajj up until now. Please guide us ...
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Hajj on parents in law wealth
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My question is: is it ok for us to go to hajj when my parents in law are paying for our expenses?
If one performs all the obligatory rites of Hajj, regardless of who has chosen to pay for their Hajjthat Hajj of theirs would be acceptable to Allah Subhanah and suffice to fulfill their obligation of Hajj unto their Lord.
If ones parents or parents-in-law have offered to pay for their sons and his wifes Hajj, there is absolutely no harm, and if Allah Subhanah Wills and Pleases, their Hajj would be acceptable to their Lord.
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