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Is it okay for someone who has repented for past sins to go for Hajj, according to Quran and Hadith?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Jamia Binoria
I have a question for which I need an answer. By the grace and mercy of Allah, my name and my mother’s name came on the list of those who can go for Hajj. We have been filling out the form since the last three years but our names were not put on the list. This time they came. My problem is that I have a lot of anxiety every day. I would like to also mention that I have also done so many bad things. I have stolen money from my family, lied to them, taken false oaths and lied to other people as well. Then I repented for all of this and have started performing my Salah and sitting in religious gatherings. Please inform me of what is mentioned about this in the Quran and Hadith. I have repented to Allah for all of these actions.
Note: After a phone conversation with the questioner, it was acknowledged by the questioner that along with his anxiety, he feels as though he is sinful and that he should not go for Hajj, and he is wants to consult with us as to whether he should go for Hajj or not.

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If the questioner has sincerely repented for all the sins he had committed, then hopefully Allah has already pardoned him. However, he must return the money of those he had stolen from and ask for their forgiveness. As for the false oaths, the questioner has not mentioned anything about them in detail so that we may inform him about the ruling of the Shari’ah regarding it. Despite of these sinful actions, the questioner can still perform Hajj with his mother. The compulsion of performing Hajj will be fulfilled and Insha Allah he will also be forgiven for all of his sins.
And Allah knows best.

This Q&A was indexed from the official english fatwa portal of Jamia Binoria. It is an Islamic educational institute in Karachi, Pakistan.

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