Dar-ul-Ifta Ahl-e-Sunnat

Conveying Salams to the court of the Holy Prophet

Question 1: What do respected Islamic scholars and Muftis say about the following issue? While seeing off a Haji or Mu’tamir[1], some of his friends and relatives make a request to him, saying “Please, convey our Salam in the court of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم?” My question is, is it Wajib for such a person to convey the Salam of those people to the blessed court when he humbly visits it?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: In the situation mentioned above, if the Haji or Mu’tamir agrees to their request, saying, “Yes, I will convey your Salam”, then this Salam is in his “trust” and it is now Wajib for him to present this “trust” in the court of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. If he does not agree to their request, i.e. if he does not say to them that he will present their Salam, then it will not be Wajib for him to present the Salam. Conveying Salam becomes Wajib when the conveying person makes it compulsory for him by accepting the responsibility of conveying it.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Performing Hajj without it being Fard

Question 2: What do respected Islamic scholars and Muftis say about the following issue? I performed Hajj at the age of around 24 years along with my parents. At that time, I did not personally have the means to perform Hajj. Now I am 32 years of age. اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰە, I personally have the means to perform Hajj. My question is, is it Fard for me to perform Hajj again?

Note: The questioner has made it clear that he performed Hajj at the age of 24 years with an unconditional intention of Hajj. There was no intention of Fard or Nafl Hajj.

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: As mentioned in the question, you performed Hajj at the age of 24 years with an unconditional intention of Hajj. Therefore, now Hajj is not Fard for you despite having the means to perform it. If a person does not personally have the means to perform Hajj but he performs it with the intention of Fard Hajj or with an unconditional intention of Hajj, his Fard Hajj gets performed and is valid.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Is it compulsory for non-pubescent children to put on Ihram?

Question 3: What do respected Islamic scholars and Muftis say about the following issue? Is it compulsory for non-pubescent children to put on Ihram for Hajj and ‘Umrah?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: A non-pubescent child is not obligated to abide by the commandments of Shari’ah. Nothing is compulsory or necessary for him according to Shari’ah. Therefore, if a non-pubescent child performs Hajj or ‘Umrah, it is not necessary for him to put on the Ihram of Hajj or ‘Umrah. However, it is appropriate to make him wear two shawls like Ihram.

Note: In order to know rulings on Hajj and ‘Umrah, especially those of the Hajj and ‘Umrah of children, read the book ‘Rafeeq-ul-Haramayn’ written by Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat ‘Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri Razavi دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه. This will prove to be very beneficial.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Delaying Hajj despite it being Fard

Question 4: What do respected Islamic scholars and Muftis say about the following issue? Hajj is Fard for a husband but he delays it for some years for the reason that he will save some more money so that he will take his wife with him for Hajj. Usually, if a person goes alone to perform Hajj without his wife, then people also do not consider it good. Is it allowed to delay performing Hajj for this reason?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: In the situation mentioned in the question, it is impermissible and a sin to delay performing Hajj. After Hajj has become Fard, it is not allowed to delay performing it without any valid Shar’i excuse. Not having enough money for the Hajj-expenses of the wife is no excuse. Hajj cannot be delayed due to it. Therefore, the commandment of Shari’ah for the husband is that he must perform Hajj without waiting for saving money for the Hajj-expenses of his wife. This is a very strange trend growing in our society, i.e. the husband should not go to perform Hajj alone unless he takes his wife with him. Some people even fail to fulfil the obligation of Hajj due to this mindset. Remember! Not performing Hajj without any Shari’ah-approved reason despite having the means to perform it has been severely condemned in a blessed Hadees.

Blessed Shari’ah has not made it necessary even for a wife to seek permission from her husband for performing Fard Hajj. If her Mahram is prepared to go with her and other conditions are also met, she must go to fulfil the obligation of Hajj.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Stitched clothes in Ihram and Halq out of Haram

Question 5: What do respected Islamic scholars and Muftis say about the following issue? I performed ‘Umrah and cut a few hairs from less than a quarter of my head. Then, I took off the Ihram, wore stitched clothes and went out of Haram. I wore stitched clothes for 12 hours and besides it I did not commit any such action which is not allowed in the state of Ihram. Then, outside Haram, someone told me that I had not properly performed Taqseer and hence I had not come out of the state of Ihram. At that time, I had Halq performed outside Haram. My question is, is it compulsory for me to pay any Dam [دَم], Sadaqah, etc.?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: In the situation mentioned in the question, it is compulsory for you to pay two Dams. After performing the necessary actions of Hajj and ‘Umrah, it is Wajib to do Halq or Taqseer, i.e. cutting the hairs of a quarter of the head equal to a phalanx [i.e. any of the small bones of a finger]. Since you cut your hairs less than a quarter of the head, the Wajib of Taqseer remained unfulfilled and, in actual fact, you did not come out of the state of Ihram for this reason. You also wore stitched clothes for 12 hours in the state of Ihram, due to which one Dam has become compulsory for you. Moreover, it is also Wajib to do Halq or Taqseer within Haram. If it is performed outside Haram, Dam will become compulsory. Therefore, another Dam has become compulsory for you.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Clarification

In lines 21-22 of column 2 on page 14 of the monthly magazine “Faizan-e-Madinah” published last month (Zul-Qa’da-til-Haraam 1440 AH), the wording “then Sadaqah will be compulsory” was used. Replace it with the wording “then for every missed round, one Sadaqah will be compulsory”. And, in lines 24-25 on the same page, the wording “and Sadaqah in the second one will be cancelled” was used. Replace it with the wording “and Sadaqahs that had become compulsory in the second case will be cancelled”.

Moreover, in lines 27-28 and 34 of column 2, the wording “four Sadaqahs” was used. Replace it with “twelve Sadaqahs”. Remember that this ruling was wrongly stated in the previous month issue. Therefore, correction and clarification have been made.


[1] One who performs ‘Umrah

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