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Conditions Under Which Hajj Becons Compulsory

Islam sets certain conditions under which it becomes compulsory for a Muslim to perform Hajj.

1. One mud possess: Physical wad mental capability wad assurance of his family's safety.

Hajj is incumbent on the Muslim who can provide for his family while he is away on pilgrimage. He should be physically capable of traveling to Mecca and enduring the journey's hardships. He should be financially stable even after his return. Furthermore, he has to feel secure personally, financially, as well as concerning his family. Time must also be considered i.e. he must have enough time to travel to Mecca, perform the rites of Hajj, and return without undue haste.

2. Puberty: Hajj is compulsory on the adult Muslim who has reached mental and physical maturity.

3. Sanity.

4. Freedom.

Adapted from the book: "The Hajj As Worship and Education" by: "Al-Balagh Foundation"

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