A minors Hajj

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Q. Is Hajj compulsory on minors? If they are taken for Hajj as minors, is there Hajj fulfilled? Do they have to perform a Hajj again after they become adults?

A. The compulsion to perform Hajj is upon adults and not children/minors. If children/minors perform Hajj, it will be counted as an optional (Nafl) Hajj and they will be rewarded for it. It will not be counted as their compulsory (Fardh) Hajj. However, once they mature, the performance of Hajj will become compulsory upon them if they fulfil the requirements of performing Hajj. (Masaail Rifat Qaasimi 7/66)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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