Hajj FAQs


Who can perform Hajj in Islam??


Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is obligatory for all Muslims to perform Hajj.

In Hadiths:

“Whosoever dies without performing Hajj while he is not under some difficult circumstances – whereby it’s impossible to go for Hajj – or is not allowed to leave because of an unjust ruler, or is chronically sick – or seriously sick during the Hajj season – then let him die if he wants as a Jew or a Christian.” [Related by ad-Daarimi and al-Bayhaqi]

He should:

 1) Physically and mentally perfect

2) Must able to afford all the expenses of Hajj.

Allah Says in Quran:

“And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka‘bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision and residence)” (Aal ‘Imraan 3:97)

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3)  Has to fulfill all of his/her duties and responsibilities, which Allah Commanded to him according to Islam ( good development of their children, give them a good education, fulfill their legal demands, get them married, etc).

4) Hajj is not obligatory to the slave, so he/she should be free.

5) Be a Muslim.

In the Quran, Allah says:

“And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger.”(al-Tawbah 9:54)

6) Be old enough, it is not compulsory for non-pubescent children to perform Hajj. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said:

There are three kinds of people who are not held responsible for their actions: The sleeping person until he wakes up, the child until he reaches the age of puberty, and the mentally ill until he becomes sane.” [Related by the Five and ad-Daarimi] 

So, it is obligatory for all Muslim women and men to acknowledge all the rules and regulations of Hajj before going to perform Hajj.

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