Details of bodily and financial ability

Book:

The Book of Hajj - كتاب الحج.

Chapter:

Identification of the Obligation

Topic/Issue:3502 - Details of bodily and financial ability
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Abu Hanifa,Imam Shafi,Imam AhmadThe conditions for these are food provisions and the availability of transportationWhen Prophet (SAW) was asked, 'What is the ability (to perform the pilgrimage)?' He said, 'Food provisions and a riding animal'. Abu Hanifa and al-Shafi interpreted this to apply to everybody

Imam Shafi formed this opinion as it is his method that if an unelaborated text occurs in the Qur’an and then a sunna is laid as an elaboration of this unelaborated word it is not possible to avert the elaboration
Imam MalikFor the person who is able to walk the availability of a riding animal (a means of transportation) is not a condition of obligation and pilgrimage is obligatory for him. Likewise, surplus is not a condition for ability, if the person is able to earn a living on the way even if he has to begWhen Prophet (SAW) was asked, 'What is the ability (to perform the pilgrimage)?' He said, 'Food provisions and a riding animal'. Malik interpreted it to apply to a person who was not able to walk and also did not have the strength to make out a living on the way.
Tags :Worship, Hajj, Obligation, Financial Ability, Ride
References:1[pg:375]
Last Updated:2011-03-05

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