Is Hajj compulsory on me?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah


A man owns a share in a property investment scheme where he gets a share of the monthly rental.

The value of his investment is R50 000 and this is his only asset.

Is hajj compulsory on him?




If the income derived from your share in the property investment scheme is fully spent (in a reasonable manner and not extravagantly) on yourself and on those who manage the scheme then Hajj will not be Fardh (compulsory) on you and if there is any money left over the following procedure should be followed.  You should equate the left over income to its percentage of the investment in the property.  If the amount to which it is equated is equal to or more than the needed amount for Hajj then Hajj will be compulsory upon you, e.g. If the total rental income is R 50 000 for the year and you have used up    R 22 000 therefore R 28 000 is left.  We see what percentage is this R 28 000 of the investment.  It is equated to 56% of the total investment which is R 28 000.  This amount is sufficient or more for one to perform Hajj therefore Hajj will be compulsory on you. If it is less than the amount needed to perform Hajj, then Hajj will not be compulsory on you.  (Ad-Durrul Mukhtaar, Vol. 2, Page 156, Mu’allimul Hujjaj, Page 77-78)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


02 February 2005

22 Thul Hijjah 1425

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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