Who can perform Hajj in Islam??
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is obligatory for all Muslims to perform Hajj.
“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]
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)
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]