Hajj for a woman who is in her last stages of pregnancy

Q: If a woman is pregnant and has the means to perform hajj, will she be sinful if she is told that the airlines doesn't allow her to fly in her third trimester. What should she do in this case?

A: If she is in her last stages of pregnancy and an experienced Muslim doctor says that travelling in this state is dangerous for the foetus and it could cause a miscarriage, then it will be permissible for her not to travel for Hajj.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)