The Conditions of Hajj (Maliki)


What are the conditions of hajj? What are the 6 stages of Hajj?

  • To be Muslim, able-minded, to have reached puberty: If a person performs hajj before the age of puberty, the obligation of the fardh hajj will not be lifted from them. They are required to once again perform the hajj when they become rich.
  • To be free: Hajj is not fardh for slaves and captives.
  • To be rich and have the strength/means to perform hajj: They will have to have the needed money for the journey throughout the hajj journey, people who are responsible for taking care of them must be next to them, they must have enough financial facilities to support themselves throughout the hajj journey.
  • To be healthy. It is not fardh for these people themselves to perform hajj; blind, crippled, paralysed, people who are sick and old to the extent that they can not handle the journey of hajj.
  • For there to be road safety. The emerging of war or an infectious disease may remove the fardh state of hajj for that year.
  • For the husband or mahram of the woman to be next to her. In other words for one of the people she can not marry to be found next to her; such as her father, grandfather, brother, son, grandson, uncle (brother of mother), uncle (brother of father). [1]

[1] According to the Shafi mazhab, a woman who does not have her husband or mahram next to her may head out on the road with a trustworthy group of women in order to perform the hajj that is fardh for her.

Source: Fiqh1 (According To The Maliki School Of Islamic Law), Erkam Publications

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