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by going Hajj one may contribute money to a corrupt and oppressive government


Assalam alaykom, I’ve heard of some people saying that by going to Hajj one may be contributing money to a corrupt and oppressive government/system. Does this mean one should refrain from going to Hajj for the time period?


Salaamun alaykum

Thank you for your question. No mainstream contemporary Marja that I know of has ruled against the necessity of performing Hajj for a Muslim who is able in this time.

Furthermore, there is no Marja that has ruled against the recommendation to perform supererogatory Hajj and Umrah. So there is no indication that one should avoid wajib or mustahab Hajj and Umrah in this time.
May you always be successful
Zoheir Ali.