Person who offers himself for a wage to perform hajj on behalf of someone else.

Book:

The Book of Hajj - كتاب الحج.

Chapter:

Identification of the Obligation

Topic/Issue:3506 - Person who offers himself for a wage to perform hajj on behalf of someone else.
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik,Imam ShafiDisapproved but if it happens it is permissibleTheir argument was the consensus about the permissibility of earning wages for writing the mushaf and for the construction of mosques, which are also one way of seeking nearness to Allah. Hiring during hajj, in Imam Malik’s view, is of two kinds. The first is what his disciples called the balagh, whereby a person offers his services for a wage that would be enough to provide the (required) provision and a riding animal. If that wage falls short of the balagh he is to be paid what would be enough, and if an excess is left over he is to return it. The second is the customary hiring whereby something falling short is to be made up by him and if there is an excess it belongs to him.
Imam Abu HanifaIts not permissableHe relied on the argument that the purpose was to seek nearness to Allah and wages are not allowed for that
Tags :Worship, Hajj, Obligation, Perform, Wage
References:1[pg:377]
Last Updated:2011-03-05

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