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I am working in KSA. As u know that Hajj is being held in next month. Requirement to perform Hajj for working persons is to register with some government authorized persons.

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I am working in KSA. As u know that Hajj is being held in next month. Requirement to perform Hajj for working persons is to register with some government authorized persons. They will charge fee of registration which is 2000SR/Person. It is difficult for working persons to bear these charges. Because the have to send money to their families in their home countries. Is it possible for us to perform Hajj without registration? We cannot enter in Mecca without registration. But some taxi driver offers for entering in Mecca if we pay them some money. We think this is illegal. In this condition can we offer Hajj illegally? Please advise us about this burning question. Our Hajj will be accepted or not.

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Hajj without paying tax

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Dear and beloved brother in Islam, first and foremost, the pilgrimage of Hajj is only obligatory on a believer who can afford the expenses of the pilgrimage; thus if one is unable to afford the expenses associated with the Hajj pilgrimage, the Lord Most Merciful will excuse them and not hold them accountable for not performing the pilgrimage.

 

Secondly brother, one should assume in good faith that the registration fees or other charges levied by the government of Saudi Arabia for the pilgrims are spent on the organization, safety and security of the millions of pilgrims which visit the Sacred House for pilgrimage. Although one can argue that the paying of these charges is not a condition or requirement of the Hajj pilgrimage, one cannot argue with the fact that entering Makkah illegally during the Hajj season without paying the levied charges would be deceit, dishonesty , and to intentionally violate the law of the land.and it simply does not behove and befit the character of a believer, who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, to be dishonest and deceitful.

 

If the charges levied by the rulers who have been given the authority in the land is indeed unjust and unfair, it is they who shall be accountable for their injustice in the Court of Allah Subhanah. But to intentionally violate the law of a muslim nation with deceit and dishonesty would simply not behove and befit the character of a believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day.

 

If one indulges in the illegal and in deceit avoids paying the government charges for the pilgrimage, another might argue that the flights or travel expenses are unjustly high and they be allowed deceit to cheat the airlines; yet another may argue that accommodation and food during pilgrimage is unjustly high and they be allowed to steal and cheat, etc! Whatever their argument may be or however much their case may hold weight, the truth remains that cheating, deceit, dishonesty, corruption, etc. is just not consonant with the character expected of one who believes in Allah and the Last Day.

 

Your Question: Our Hajj will be accepted or not.

Sahih Muslim Hadith 2214 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: O people, Allah is Good and He, therefore, accepts only that which is good!

 

The acceptance or rejection of ones worship will only be disclosed by The All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord on the Day of Judgment.

 

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,

 

 

Burhan


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