Fatwa: # 18098
Category: Hajj
Country: Pakistan
Date: 8th July 2009

Title

Is it necessary to get married before performing Hajj???

Question

Is it necessary to get married before performing Hajj???

 

 

I have heard through people that it is necessary to get married before performing Hajj, is this necessary that one should be married before going for Hajj. Please guide me in this regard and advise that what Hadeeh of Prophet (PBUH) is on the person who don’t have any debt on it and also have sufficient amount of money and he don’t go for Hajj…..


Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

 

It is not necessary to get married before performing Hajj.  You should convey this answer to the people who you heard say to the contrary.

 

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم has encouraged us to rush towards Hajj and not delay it when it becomes compulsory on us [i].  In fact, as a severe warning to those who unnecessarily delay their Hajj, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم mentioned that, if they wish, they may die as a Jew or a Christian [ii].  This does not mean that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم gave such a person an option to die as one of the two.  Rather, it is a form of speech to show extreme displeasure and a stern warning.  From this, one should understand the severity of unnecessarily delaying his/her Hajj.

 

[i]

حدثنا مسدد حدثنا أبو معاوية محمد بن خازم عن الأعمش عن الحسن بن عمرو عن مهران أبى صفوان عن ابن عباس قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من أراد الحج فليتعجل

(سنن أبي داود، كتاب المناسك: 2/75؛ العربي)

 

[ii]

حدثنا محمد بن يحيى القطعي البصري حدثنا مسلم بن إبراهيم حدثنا هلال بن عبد الله مولى ربيعة بن عمرو بن مسلم الباهلي حدثنا أبو إسحق الهمداني عن الحارث عن علي قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من ملك زادا وراحلة تبلغه إلى بيت الله ولم يحج فلا عليه أن يموت يهوديا أو نصرانيا وذلك أن الله يقول في كتابه ولله على الناس حج البيت من استطاع إليه سبيلا قال أبو عيسى هذا حديث غريب لا نعرفه إلا من هذا الوجه وفي إسناده مقال و هلال بن عبد الله مجهول و الحارث يضعف في الحديث

(سنن الترمذي، كتاب الحج، باب التغليظ في ترك الحج: 3/176؛ إحياء التراث)

 

ورواه البيهقي أيضا عن عبد الرحمن بن سابط عن أبي أمامة عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من لم تحبسه حاجة ظاهرة أو مرض حابس أو سلطان جائر ولم يحج فليمت إن شاء يهوديا وإن شاء نصرانيا

(الترغيب والترهيب، كتاب الحج: 2/137؛ العلمية)

And Allah knows best

Wassalamu Alaikum

Ml. Abrar Mirza,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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