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Who Is Eligible To Perform Hajj

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wa Salatu was Salam ala Milan Abuja while early he was happy he may also be let him initiate on a regime Bismillahirrahmanirrahim rubbish roughly sorry, we're certainly agree what will open the terminal rissani If only dear brothers and sisters Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome once again to our program, why Hajj? In the last episode we have mentioned, the importance and the significance of Hajj and how important it is for us to perform as it's an obligation. In this episode, we shall discuss about the eligibility of performing hajj and the consequences of not performing it.

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First of all, we need to understand that in Islam, everything that Allah subhanaw taala has given us is full of benefits. Number two, we need to understand that in Islam there is nothing which can put on you as a burden. Allah Subhana Allah says

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in Surah Baqarah surah number two and number 286 law you can live low knifes and illa woosah. Allah subhanho wa Taala will not put upon you a burden that you cannot bear. So the teachings of Islam are absolutely reasonable. They are actually fair, in order that we may obey and obliged

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one such great a bada that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given his a Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca,

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in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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There are however, certain eligibilities that a person has to have in order to be able to perform hajj and the first of all,

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is that he must be a Muslim. A person who would like to perform Hajj He must be a Muslim or non Muslim is not allowed to perform Hajj being Muslim, the one who submits his will to Allah subhanho wa Taala he has to perform hajj, as an obligation upon us if he is able to do so, number one, number two, a person must be made sure the Hajj is not obliged on an immature people on the pill on the person who is not reached to the level of puberty, who is not mature. So being a person who is mature and who reached the level of puberty Hodge is absolutely compulsory for that person.

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eligibility that a person has to have, he should have a sound mind he shouldn't be an insane person upon insane and mentally retarded persons had is not compulsory. Hajj is compulsory upon those who is sound, who knows who understands who is a sane person, it's not an obligation upon an insane person. So push person has to be sound in his mind.

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Number for a person, a person, he should have the financial ability to perform how much now I would like to spend a couple of moments in this regard. financial ability, I would like all of you to re evaluate,

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redefined redefine this relative term of financial ability. Because unfortunately my brothers and sisters, unfortunately a lot of people take an excuse a lot of people take an excuse of not performing hajj because they say we are not financially able to do so. But in reality, they are so extravagant in their spending. They spend so much in their marriages they spend in their cars they spend in the living in totality. I'm not saying that you shouldn't spend good on your living you can but understand, understand that you are going to fulfill an obligation that Allah subhanaw taala has given you

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you can save some money

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Perform has to keep priority for Hajj. Because by Allah you are not going to stand in front of anybody with this excuse, you are going to stand one day before Allah, are you going to give an excuse, even though if you could do it, but view give a wrong excuse before Allah. Think about it my brothers and sisters, you will stand one day before Allah and you will never be able to give any wrong excuses or excuse which is not genuine, so reevaluate, rethink on this point of financial ability.

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You have finances for everything. But when it comes to how much you take out the excuse that we are not financially able and that's why we excuse this beautiful everybody. Hedge you should be foremost by the brothers and sisters. As we mentioned, the reward of hedge is nothing except Janna.

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Don't be want Jenna, Jenna my brothers and sisters, something which we can't comprehend. That's the reward of doing hedge. So you need to make sure that you try to strike a balance and try to collect and save some money and do this obligation first, at least once in your lifetime. Financially, you should be able to perform

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the fifth criteria or the eligibility factor that you need to perform Hajj is that you should be healthy enough, you should be physically fit in order to perform Hajj. Now, this is again a relative term.

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Many people they are physically fit.

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And they are the people who struggle for this dunya. Nine to six, they can work. Sometimes they can work even extra hours, they can walk they can do everything. But when it comes to how much some people they try to pretend or present themselves as they are weak.

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They don't have strength. Again, my dear brothers and sisters, you are going to stand before a law one day. Do you think that you will carry this excuse before Allah subhanho wa Taala? No, my brothers and sisters, that day is the day where your

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excuses which are not genuine will not work.

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So make sure that trying to exert struggle, there is no price without sacrifice. You need to make sure that you pay certain exercises, you need to make sure that you need to sacrifice a bit in order to get great amount of virtue, great results.

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So that's the fifth criteria. And the sixth one is for women, they have to have Muharram to go for Hajj, we can buy a haram but we can't buy Muharram so women understand that no matter how excited or interested or enthused you are, you cannot perform Hajj without this condition of having a madam and men. You need to make sure that you fulfill this desire of our women who desires who vicious who has this great zeal and interest to perform Hajj It is your responsibility, if you can take them and give them the opportunity to them to perform Hajj. So these are in general six conditions or six eligibility factors or criterias in order to perform Hajj. Now what is the consequence? What is the

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consequence of not performing hedge number one, you will be not fulfilling the obligation that is laid down upon us to Allah subhanaw taala this would be an unfulfillment of the pillar of Islam. Imagine Islam is built on five pillars. One is believing in Allah subhanaw taala and the other four are spread across imagine you without one pillar. It will not complete your Islam. If you are able to do so must do it. So the consequence of it would be it will be an unfulfillment of the pillar of Islam number one, number two you will be deprived of getting Jana. You see Allah Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said the reward of Hajj is Jenna. And if you don't do Hajj, even though you are

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able to do so, you will be deprived of it. In what a What a weird situation you can't afford. You can't afford to miss that.

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My brothers and sisters, number three,

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you will miss this beautiful experience and opportunity that you cannot miss a beautiful experience you will miss if you do not go for Hajj you will miss even if you are able to do so you will miss this great opportunity. And this should ignite you to go for Hajj. The fourth point or the consequence of not performing hajj is my brothers and sisters. It's an act of sin. Even if you're eligible, even if you are if you can do so, you are a Muslim and you are a mature person. You are saying you are absolutely okay and you have the money to spend for Hajj and you have the health to be able to fit in the criteria. If you still do not do it, then it's like an act of sin. It's like

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an act of sin my brothers and sisters.

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And this is a kind of

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an ungrateful attitude that we will present to Allah subhanaw taala when Allah subhanaw taala has given so much to us, good health, wealth, mind fate, what else do we want? upon all these things, we need to make sure that we must go for Hajj. If we are able to fulfill these criterias and the consequence of not doing it. It's like a big sin. It's like a big sin. And remember, remember that Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Allah Maran surah, number three, number 97

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that if you deny this act, if you go away from this act, if you reject this act, Allah subhanaw taala is not in need of any one of us. So these are the consequences My dear brothers and sisters have not performing hajj. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help every Muslim

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to grant good health and wealth and good Nia good Nia, my brothers and sisters, in order that we may

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get this great opportunity to be the guest of Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah subhanaw taala to bless all the Muslims with this beautiful ibadah of Allah subhanaw taala so that we may fulfill our obligation

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that is laid down by Allah subhanaw taala upon us with this, I would like to end this episode here with Ana an Al Hamdulillah he lillahi Rabbil aalameen

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