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1. Can a Women Travel Without a Mohrem (Proxy) for Hajj?
2. Do you offer your service to places other than the United States? 
3. When is my Hajj deposit due? 
4. What are the required documents, and when is it (with the payment) due? 
5. Do you oversell your plans by adding people to rooms they are not suppose to be in? E.g. Put 4 people in my room when there suppose to be only 4! 
6. Who leads your group? 
7. I am having a problem obtaining my "Meningitis" Vaccination before the last day of Ramadan deadline. What can I do?
8. When will my trip be confirmed?
9. How do you match roommates at Hajj in Mecca & Madinah? Can I choose who I stay with? What if I do not like who I am staying with.
10. Is the hajj draft and Qurbani included in the price?
11. Do Medical doctors Accompany The Group?

1. Can a Women Travel Without a Mohrem (Proxy) for Hajj?
Al-Hafiz says: "Among the Shafi'ite scholars the most commonly accepted opinion in this regard is that a woman may travel with her husband, or one of her Mohrem relatives, or a group of trustworthy women, or even one such (trusted) woman companion. According to one view, reported by Al-Karabisi and recorded as sound in Al-Muhazhib, a woman may travel by herself provided the way to Hajj is secure and safe. This applies to both Hajj and 'Umrah.
It is reported in Subul as-Salaam: "A group of scholars hold that an old woman may travel without being accompanied by any mohrem relative."
This permission for a woman to travel without a mohrem in the company of trusted companions or when the journey to Hajj is safe is supported by what is reported by Bukhari from 'Adi ibn Hatem, who says: "I was with the Prophet (peace be upon him) when a man came to him and complained of poverty. Another man complained about highway robbery. Thereupon the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'O 'Adi! Have you seen the city of Hira in Iraq?' I said: 'No, but I have heard about it.' The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'If you lived long enough you will see that a woman will travel from Hira and will perform Tawaf round Ka'bah, and she will have no fear except that of Allah."
This opinion is supported by the fact that 'Umar gave permission to the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to perform Hajj while accompanied by 'Uthman and Abdur-Rahman ibn 'Awf. 'Uthman would announce them to people telling them to avoid looking at them or coming close to their camels.
If, however, a woman fails to abide by this provision and performs Hajj alone - without being accompanied by any mohrem - her Hajj would still be valid.
The author of Subul as-Salaam says that Ibn Taimiyyah said: "Hajj of a woman without a mohrem is valid, and likewise of a person who is financially not able to perform it."
In brief, those for whom Hajj is not compulsory due to sickness, poverty, fear of highway robbery, or in the case of a woman because no mohrem is available to accompany her, if these people nonetheless perform Hajj, it will be credited to their account. Some of them try their best (and exert themselves to the utmost) like those performing Hajj on foot, while others are guilty of sins, such as those who beg others to help them perform Hajj, or a woman that performs Hajj without a mohrem male companion. Notwithstanding their valid excuse, if any of these people perform Hajj, it will be quite valid, for their sin relates to their (choice of unlawful) means and has no bearing on the objective as such.
It is reported in Al-Mughni: "If a person, not obliged to perform Hajj because he is unable (financially) to do so, should seek to perform Hajj, suffering hardship, traveling on foot and without necessary provisions, his Hajj will be quite valid and acceptable."
2. Do you offer your service to places other than the United States? 
We do not currently offer our great service outside of the USA. If you do contact us we would gladly offer you some information on local Hajj services in your area that we trust. 
3. When is my Hajj deposit due? 
Your Hajj Deposit is due immediately after you submit your Hajj Application. The remaining balance is due before the last day of Ramadan. If you want to confirm your seats, you should send us the check or money order immediately.
4. What are the required documents, and when is it (with the payment) due?
All required documents (see them here) and full payment (including all fees, and add-on amounts) must be received no later than the last day of Ramadan. 
5. Do you oversell your plans by adding people to rooms they are not suppose to be in? E.g. Put 4 people in my room when there suppose to be only 4! 
We always guarantee our Hajj clients peace of mind and body. We always try to guarantee that those who stay in some rooms are suppose to be there. When we say there will be 3 or 4 in a room, then we mean 3 or 4.. not 6! 
6. Who leads your group? 
We only hire certified Imams (Scholars) that speak many languages to lead you to doing the Hajj the right way, easily and smoothly. Our scholars will answer simple to complex questions that can and will arise on the way and in the Hajj. They will make sure that everything goes fine and straight. 
7. I am having a problem obtaining my "Meningitis" Vaccination before the last day of Ramadan deadline. What can I do?
Vaccination should be done as soon as possible (better yet as soon as you start your registration). The sooner the better. We can not be held responsible for anything that occurs because of lateness caused on your behalf. PHOTOCOPIES are not allowed. Vaccination certificate MUST BE stamped.
8. When will my trip be confirmed?
It will take at least 24-48 hours from the day we receive your deposit payment before we can send you the initial trip confirmation. 
9. How do you match roommates at Hajj in Mecca & Madinah? Can I choose who I stay with? What if I do not like who I am staying with.
We have no set guidelines to follow in assigning people to rooms, but we do take into consideration Age, Location, and Profession. The brothers are separate from the sisters. If you have any special requests let us know when you are applying (i.e. if husband and Wife want to stay together and have booked the right type of package)
10. Is the hajj draft and Qurbani included in the price?
Hajj Fee is NOT included in our Package price. Please add $274.40 for the Hajj/Visa Fee. Add $100 for Zabiha / Qurbani (Sacrifice).
11. Do Medical doctors Accompany The Group?
Yes. Several doctors accompany our group, Al-Hamdu-Lillah.