I have heard that a person if he has money hajj becomes compulsory on him can you tell me if someone who has money in hand but he does not has his own house he is living on a rented house and he wants to buy own house for his family and himself does hajj become compulsory on him
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I have heard that a person if he has money hajj becomes compulsory on him can you tell me if someone who has money in hand but he does not has his own house he is living on a rented house and he wants to buy own house for his family and himself does hajj become compulsory on him as well if he has saved some money inorder to buy house.
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Buying house or Hajj
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verses 96-97:
Undoubtedly the first House of Worship ever to be built for mankind is the one which is at Makkah. It was blessed, and made the center of guidance for all the peoples. In it are clear Signs; there is a spot where Ibraheem used to worship; and it is the Santuary, and whoever enters it becomes safe and secure. Allah has, therefore, a right on the people that the one, who can afford to reach the House, should perform Hajj there. And the one who disobeys (this commandment should know that) Allah is Self-Sufficient, and does not stand in need of anyone.
Allah Subhanah has made the pilgrimage of Hajj obligatory on every sane, adult believer who has the financial and physical means to reach the House at least once in his lifetime. This pilgrimage of the Hajj is so sanctified that it is listed as one of the five pillars upon which the deen of Islam is built!
Owning one’s house is a desire and a luxury, and it does not behove one who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to prefer his own desire and luxury over an obligatory command and duty towards the Lord of the Worlds.
If the believer has saved enough money and has the physical and financial means to reach the House, then it would be absolutely obligatory upon him to perform the pilgrimage to the Sacred House of Allah for Hajj.
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