Category: Hajj and Umrah (Pilgrimage)
Fatwa#: 14834
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Jan 20,2007

Title: Is Hajj Fardh upon me?

Question

 

If someone makes Taubah then how will he proceed if he has the following things to make up for. 
1. He has just about enough money to perform Hajj.
2. But some of this money does not rightfully belong to him for he had wronged someone or that some
 of this money is from a Haraam source of income.
3. He also has to give Zakaat for the past several years.
4. He also has to give Sadqah Fitr for the past several years.
5. He also has to give as sadqah an amount equivalent to the price of slaughter animals for the past
 several years in which the animal slaughter was wajib on him on the occasions of Eid-ul-Adhaa.
Can it be said that Hajj had become Fardh on him? In which order must such a person proceed.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

If a person just acquires sufficient money to perform hajj, and part of the money belongs to someone else, or earned from haraam, then such amount will be deducted from the acquired amount. Similarly, the Zakaah and Sadaqatul Fitr and Qurbani monies of the past year will be deducted.

If after all these deductions, the balance is not sufficient to perform hajj, hajj will not be compulsory.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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