Q 1: I am a twenty-eight -year-old married man. I have a child and have been working in one of the security authorities since 1394 A.H. I want to perform Hajj as I (Part No. 11; Page No. 117)?have not performed it until now. Whenever I decide to perform Hajj, the superior officials refuse to give me leave permission claiming that I am required to work during the days of Hajj in the area of Buqayq. This is a city in the Eastern Province. Is it permissible for me to perform Hajj without the permission of my superior officials? Similarly, am I permitted to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) without their permission in case they refuse?