Is it the sons responsibility to send his parents for Hajj?

Q. A father 58 years and mother 53 years have been accredited to go for Hajj. However due to the limited Financial means they are unable to go. Their son 28 years has also been accredited. In the second round of accreditation he wishes to go for Hajj. Is it the sons responsibility to first send his parents?

A. The financial responsibility of ones parents includes the necessities of life such as shelter, food and clothing. (Shaami 3/571) It does not include sending of ones parents for Hajj. If one does so, it would be a form of goodwill towards ones parents, which is encouraged in Shariah.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa