I WANNA PERFORM HAJJ THIS YEAR
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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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IAM INDIAN MUSLIM,WORKING IN SAUDIA.
I WANNA PERFORM HAJJ THIS YEAR,COS IM SO CLOSE AND MAY NOT GET OPPORTUNITY TO DO IN FUTURE,MY PARENTS HAVE PERMITTED ME (THEY HAVE NOT YET PERFORMED HAJJ).
WHAT IS HESITATES ME IS THAT I HAVE NOT YET COMPLETED READING HOLY QURAN EVEN ONCE,IS IT GOOD FOR ME TO PERFORM HAJJ WITHOUT COMPLETING EVEN ONCE HOLY QURAN.PLS SUGGEST ME WHAT TO BE DONE.IM NOT MARRIED BUT HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF MY FAMILY AND SIS TO GET MARRIED(THOUGHT PARENTS ARE ALIVE) IS IT FINE IF I PERFORM HAJJ NOW OR SHOULD I COMPLETE QURAN ONCE TEHN PERFORM HAJJ.....
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Quran before Hajj
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question: IS IT FINE IF I PERFORM HAJJ NOW OR SHOULD I COMPLETE QURAN ONCE TEHN PERFORM HAJJ.....
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 96-97:
96 The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka (Makkah) full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings:
97 In it are Signs manifest; (for example) the Station of Abraham; whoever enters it attains security; pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah those who can afford the journey; but if any deny faith Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures.
Allah Subhanah has made it a duty unto every believer who can afford the journey to perform the pilgrimage of Hajj at least once in his life-time; this pilgrimage of Hajj is so important and so significant that the Messenger of Allah (saws) counted it as being one amongst the five pillars of Islam!
The completion of the recitation of the Glorious Quran has absolutely no bearings on the validity of the performance of the Hajj pilgrimage; and if one has the opportunity to perform the Hajj, he/she must perform this obligatory duty unto their Lord as soon as they possibly can.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,