Does a rich husband have to sponsor his wife’s Hajj?

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There is a wife who cannot afford to go for Hajj, but her husband is rich. Is he Islamically obliged to pay for her Hajj?.
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Praise be to Allaah.

The husband is not Islamically obliged to pay for his wife’s Hajj, even if he is rich, rather that comes under the heading of kind treatment, and she is not obliged to do Hajj because she cannot afford it. 

And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions. End quote. 

Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Qa’ood. 

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta (11/35). 

It also says in Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (11/94): 

The husband is not obliged to pay for his wife’s Hajj as he is obliged to pay for her food, clothing and shelter, but doing so comes under the heading of kind treatment and good manners, and she is entitled to the same maintenance when travelling for Hajj as she is when staying at home. End quote. 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Qa’ood.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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