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The Hajj & Your Vancouver Car Accident

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Today is the day when about two million Muslims from all over the world will converge on Mount Arafat near Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The day at Arafat is the culmination of the Hajj, an obligation for every Muslim who is physically and financially capable of undertaking it.

So what happens if you're a Muslim who is badly injured in a car accident  and can't undertake the Hajj?

How would this inability affect you spiritually and emotionally?

I don't know that this question has ever been dealt with BC.

But it's a question worthy of discussion.

Would a court in BC consider the inability of a Muslim to undertake the Hajj to be something worthy of compensation?

I would think that if the lawyers representing the injured person prepared and presented a compelling case a judge who have to serious consider the matter.

So what time of evidence would be required?

I suspect that first the lawyer for the injured person would need to prove that the injured individual took their Muslim faith seriously.

Next, it seems only logical that that lawyer would have to put forward evidence to prove that the injured person had formulated an intention prior to their accident to embark on the Hajj.

In addition, it would seem to me that the lawyer for the injured individual would need to have a mullah or professor (who is a recognized authority regarding the Muslim faith) present evidence concerning the signficance of the Hajj to a devout Muslim.

Certainly this is a question that any injury lawyer who represents Muslim clients needs to consider.

Jeff Witten

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