1.After Haj, it is known that an haji will be as pure as an newly born child. I would like to know whether all his past sins (like farz namaz,roza,zakat etc. all kabira sins/mistakes) will be questioned on the day of judgement (qayamath) or not? Whether he will be punished for the same or not? If yes, then which type of sins will be forgived after haj. If a person performs haj at a very old age and dies immediatly after haj, does it mean that all the sins he/she done throughout life will be forgived and will not be asked/punished. He will be directly eligible for jannath 2. Can we (women) cut our hair just to remove split ends?
If a person performs his Hajj correctly, then all his sins are forgiven.
There is a difference of opinion among the Ulama as to whether this incudes
the major sins.
Some say that the major sins are also forgiven. Others say that the major
sins are only forgiven by Tawbah, i.e. sincerely repenting from those sins.
The way to reconcile these two views is that it is only befitting of a true
Haaji that he will, during his Hajj, make sincere Tawbah from all sins.
Thus, in this way, a person who performs his Hajj correctly, which includes
Tawbah, will have his major sins forgiven as well.
By having his major sins forgiven does not mean that his duties fall away.
If he did not perform Salaat, then he will still have to make Qadhaa of
them. Similarly, he will have to make Qadhaa for many missed fasts, and has
to fulfil any outstanding Zakaat. If he is permanently unable to fulfil the
Salaat or fasts, then he should make a bequest that his heirs should pay the
Fidya (monetary compensation) for all outstanding Salaats and fasts.
In the same light, if an old person performs Hajj correctly, which includes
Tawbah, then all his sins are forgiven. He will, Insha Allah, be eligible to
enter Jannah. This is provided that he makes a genuine effort to fulfil all
outstanding duties such as Salaat, Sawm (fasting), Zakaat, etc. As far as
the rights of others are concerned, these will only be forgiven if either
one fulfils their rights or he obtains their forgiveness.
2. Women may cut their hair to remove split ends.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai