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Is Hajj compulsory on minors?

Nasihah (Advice): Minors in Hajj

 

Sayyiduna Saaib Bin Yazeed Radhiyallahu Anhu says,“My father took me for Hajj with Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam during the Farewell Hajj when I was seven years old.” (Tirmidhi)

 

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. Is Hajj compulsory on minors? If they are taken for Hajj as minors, is their Hajj fulfilled? Do they have to perform a Hajj again after they become adults?

 

(Question published as received)

 

  1. The compulsion to perform Hajj is upon adults and not minors. If minors perform Hajj, it will not be counted as their compulsory (Fardh) Hajj. Rather, it will be counted as an optional (Nafl) Hajj for which they will be rewarded.

 

Once they become mature, the performance of Hajj will become compulsory upon them if they fulfil the requirements of Hajj. (Masaail Rifat Qaasimi 7/66)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

Jamiat KZN Fatwa Department

 

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

 

 

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