Should one go for umrah or should one save up to perform hajj?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I have sufficient money to go to do umrah and my salary is low, so it may take me many years to go for hajj. So can I go for umrah before hajj this year or I should save the money to do hajj afterwards?

Bismillaah

A: It is better for you to save up your money in order to perform Hajj which is the obligation of a lifetime.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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