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Is Hajj Waajib on a Person who owns many Acres of Land?

Q: A person owns many acres of land which is his only source of income. However if he sells some portion of the land or all of it then he will have sufficient wealth to perform Hajj. Is Hajj compulsory upon him?

A: If he is able to sell that amount of land which will suffice for his Hajj expenses and retain sufficient land for his livelihood then Hajj will be fardh upon him.

قال الامام قاضي خان رحمه الله: و ان كان صاحب ضيعة ان كان له من الضياع ما لو باع مقدار ما يكفي لزاده و راحلته ذاهبا و جائيا و نفقة عياله و اولاده و يبقى له من الضيعة قدر ما يعيش بغلة الباقي يفترض عليه الحج و الا فلا (خانية على هامش الهندية 1/282)

(أحسن الفتاوى 4/542)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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