Conditions of Necessity of Hajj

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Article 1- Hajj is obligatory by having all following condition once in a lifetime.

1- Being Adult

2- Being Sane

3- Another obligatory duty that is more important than Hajj not being renounced or a Haraam (prohibited) act that has more importance in religion not being performed, by performing Hajj.

4- Having the ability to perform Hajj that gains by some conditions:

   1- Having provisions of the journey and all the things that a person needs like the cost of travel and like that.

   2- Having the permission of travel and nonexistence of any obstacle in the way and nonexistence of fear of life, assets or honor.

   3- Having physical abilities for performing the acts of Hajj.

   4- Having enough time for reaching Mecca and performing the acts.

   5- Having enough saving for paying the costs of living of family and any other person whom pilgrim is in charge of him during Hajj.

   6- Having a job or business that pilgrim can live the life by that after returning from Hajj.

Article 2- Hajj is obligatory for a person when he has enough money for buying a house, if they needs are not being sufficed without owning a house; but if the person can live in a rental house or Waqf (inalienable religious endowment) house or like them, then he is able or performing Hajj by having that kind of house.

Article 3- Whenever a person does not have enough money for going to Mecca, but another person bestows him or gives him the money for performing Hajj and also this person pays the costs of his family during this pilgrimage then Hajj is obligatory for him, even he has debts or has not a job or business for paying the costs of living, and accepting such a gift is obligatory; unless that person puts him under severe moral obligation by accepting this gift or there is a loss or intolerable hardness in accepting that, and performing this Hajj is like performing the obligatory Hajj.

Article 4- Persons who have been employed for serving in the journey of Hajj as the religious leader or manager or deputy of caravan or member of the staff or physician and nurse or disciplinary agent or bank authority or any other occupation, and have been performed Hajj in this way, it is considered as their obligatory Hajj, on one condition that the costs of living of their families have been provided during the journey; but accepting such a this employment is not obligatory.

Article 5- A person who can perform Hajj by borrowing money is not able to perform Hajj, even if he can pay later his whole debt at once or by installments, unless he has assets that can pay his debt from them easily.

Article 6- It is not permitted to perform Hajj by Haraam (illegally made) money or the money that its Khums has not been paid and if the money for Ihram clothing and Tawaf and Sa’y or payment for sacrifice or the cost of camp and floor covering that pilgrim stays on them in Arafat and Mena is Haraam, then his Hajj is invalidated as precaution.

Article 7- Whenever a person registers for Hajj and dies or his physical ability annihilates before his turn then he is not able of performing Hajj any more and in condition of his death, the receipt of registration belongs to his heirs, on the condition that he had not been able to perform Hajj in a way other than registration.

Article 8- The money that is given for registration has no Khums, if it is from the income of the same year.




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