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9. Hajj

This chapter contains only a selection of al‑Sayyid al‑Sistani’s rulings on hajj. A separate work, titled Manāsik al‑Ḥajj wa al‑Mulḥaqātuhā, contains all of his rulings on hajj.

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  • Ruling 2045

    Hajj means visiting the House of Allah [the Kaʿbah in Mecca] and performing the prescribed rituals there. It is obligatory (wājib) on someone who fulfils the following conditions to perform hajj once in his lifetime: being of the age …

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  • Ruling 2046

    With regard to someone who on account of not owning a house experiences hardship, hajj only becomes obligatory on him when he has money for a house as well.

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  • Ruling 2047

    With regard to a woman who is able to go to Mecca, if upon her return she will not possess any wealth and her husband is, for example, a poor person (faqīr) who does not meet her living …

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  • Ruling 2048

    If someone does not possess the provisions and the means of transportation for the journey, and if someone else tells him to go for hajj and that he will pay for his living expenses and the living expenses …

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  • Ruling 2049

    If in order for a person to perform hajj some people gift him the expenses for going to and returning from Mecca, and they also gift him the living expenses of his dependants during the time he is …

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  • Ruling 2050

    If some people provide one’s travel expenses and the living expenses of his dependants for the period he is in Mecca, and they tell him to go for hajj but the money will not be his own, [rather, …

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  • Ruling 2051

    If some people provide someone with an amount of money that is sufficient for performing hajj, but they make it a condition that during the journey to Mecca he serves someone who is giving him the money, hajj …

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  • Ruling 2052

    If some people gift an amount of money to someone, making hajj obligatory on him, in the event that he performs hajj and he later acquires wealth himself, hajj is not obligatory on him again.

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  • Ruling 2053

    If a person goes on a business trip to Jeddah, for example, and there he acquires some wealth that would enable him to go to Mecca if he wanted to go there, he must go for hajj. And …

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  • Ruling 2054

    If a person is hired to personally go for hajj on behalf of another person, in the event that he is unable to go himself and wants to send someone else on his behalf, he must get authorisation …

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