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Marriage or Haj

Nasihah (Advice): Marriage should not be delayed unnecessarily:


The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “O young men, whoever among you is able to marry (by possessing the physical and financial ability), let him get married. Whoever is not able to, he must fast, for it will be a shield for him.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)



Question and Answer:


  1. A person has money to go for Hajj but also needs to get married. If he gets married, he will no longer have sufficient money to go for Hajj. Should he go for Hajj or should he get married?


(Question published as received)


  1. If he fears that he will fall into sin if he does not get married soon, he should use the funds that he has to get married and he should delay his Hajj till he has sufficient funds to perform Hajj.


If he feels that he will remain chaste till he gets married later on, he should perform Hajj first and thereafter get married as soon as he can. (al-Hajj wal-Umrah by Sheikh Nurud Din Itr, Pg: 23)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best



Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

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