The Book of Hajj - كتاب الحج.
Identification of the Obligation
|Topic/Issue:||3507 - When does Hajj becomes obligatory|
|Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik(one opinion)||It is immediate||They held the initial time of obligation in hajj, as applicable to an individual who has the ability (for performance), to be similar
to the last time of prayer. The reason for holding it to be similar to the last portion of the
time of prayer is that it is terminated with the advent of the time in which his
act is not valid, just as the time of prayer is terminated with the advent of time
in which the worshipper is not considered to be offering his prayer as 'ada'
These jurists also argue on the basis of the risk that becomes associated with
the postponement to another year because of the greater possibility of death
occuring during a longer period. They maintain that this is different from the
case of delay in prayer from its first time to its last, as the likelihood of the
person's death within that short time is far less than it is within a year.
|m(another report), Imam Shafi||It is spread out over a period of time. ||hajj became obligatory years before the
Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) performed the hajj. If it
required immediate compliance the Prophet (Gods peace and blessings be upon him) would not have delayed the performance of his hajj. If he had done
so because of an excuse he would have explained it.
Also they said that if it is specific to a particular time, the principle would be to
attribute sin to the person who relinquishes it till the time passes, the basis (for
the analogy) being the time of prayer.
They held the initial time of obligation in hajj, as applicable to an individual who has the ability (for performance), to be similar
to the initial time of prayer
|Tags :||Worship, Hajj, Obligation, Timing, Immediate, Delayed|
|Last Updated:||2011-03-05 |
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