Performing fardh hajj or sending one's parents for umrah

Q: My husband and I wanted to do hajj in 2022. We have been waiting for this for three years.

When he was first time eligible for hajj, he sent his parents for hajj to get the reward and to give them a chance first. Due to the pandemic we were not able to go, now we want to go but his parents want him to send them for umrah.

What should we do now, give preference to his parents nafil umrah or to our mandatory hajj? 

A: When he has the means to do the hajj, then the fardh hajj must be given priority.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)