Prerequisites of Hajj

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Prerequisites of Hajj

Prerequisites of Hajj

Islam, like every other religion of the world, is exclusively based on set rules and regulation. Muslim believers have to obey all Islamic obligations as prescribed by Allah (SWT) in Quran and as guided by Prophet (P.B.U.H) through his Sunnah. It is inevitable for all Muslim men and women to follow Allah’s commands essentially related to performing prayers. One of these includes the holy journey to Mecca in order to perform Hajj. Pilgrims have to fulfill mandatory prerequisites of Hajj. These preconditions are applied to both males and female pilgrims.

Being an Adult

Hajj is for Muslims who have reached adulthood. Kids are not obliged to perform Hajj. But, parents can take them along with so that they can also earn the blessings of this holy worship. There Hajj will be accepted and the best thing is that there parents will get the reward too.

Physically Fit

A pilgrim must be physically capable to perform the Hajj rituals in order to avoid any untoward situation. This means he should be strong enough to bear all the hardships of Hajj. This includes everything from travelling to Mecca, staying there for about a month, and all through the Hajj process.

Good Mental Health

Anyone suffering from some kind of mental illness is free of Hajj rulings. The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said: “The Pen has been lifted from three (i.e., three deeds are not recorded and hence person is not held accountable) including a child awaiting puberty, an insane until he comes to his senses and the sleeping person until he wakes up” [Tirmidhi (1423) and Ibn Majaah (2041)].

Financially Stable

An adult Muslim who is financially condition allows him to perform Hajj should do it with the soonest possibility. However, if a person under debit or lacking the money needed to make Hajj arrangements is not permissible to go for Hajj.


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