The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ritual 45

It is not obligatory, for a person who acquires the means to perform pilgrimage by way of a gift, to be able to return from the journey still enjoying a healthy financial situation. However, if they worked during pilgrimage time and the earnings made thereof provide for their expenses for the entire year or part thereof, to the extent that they would not be able to meet the expenses necessary for their livelihood – should they accept the gift and depart for pilgrimage – they are not obliged to accept it, only if the gift covers their expenses.

If, however, the person has some means, which was subsidized by way of gift, to enable them to embark on pilgrimage, it is apparent that the criterion ‘of means’ – according to the definition discussed earlier – should be applied, in that performing pilgrimage becomes obligatory.