The Book of Hajj - كتاب الحج.


Discussion of Expiations not Expressly Laid Down

Topic/Issue:3641 - Introduction
Agreement:The majority of the jurists agreed that the rites (of pilgrimage) are of two kinds: rites that are an emphatic sunna (sunna muakkada), and rites that are considered desirable. Those that are a sunna make the person who relinquishes them liable for atonement by slaughtering an animal, as his hajj becomes defective, the basis being the case of the mutamattit and that of the Orin. It is related from Ibn Abbas that he said: "The person who misses a rite is liable for atonement by slaughtering an animal ". The rites that are supererogatory were not considered by the jurists as giving rise to atonement by slaughtering an animal, but they disagreed extensively over each rite as to whether its relinquishment gives rise to atonement. This was based upon their dispute over the identification of a rite as a sunna or as supererogatory. They had no dispute about the principle that obligatory rites cannot be validated through atonement. They differed, however, over whether each of the acts itself was obligatory. Likewise, they agreed that if a pilgrim commits acts, avoidance of which is sunna, he is liable to the ransom for removing an ailment, but he is not liable for anything if he commits acts whose avoidance is considered desirable
Tags :Worship,Ihram,Hajj, Expiation
Last Updated:2011-06-21

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