Can you do Hajj this year? If yes, then do it this year and do not delay it. Keep the following in mind:
“Whoever possesses provision and conveyance for a journey to the House of Allah (in Makkah), but in spite of this, does not perform Hajj, then he may as well choose to die either a Jew or a Christian”
[Reported by At-Tirmidhi]
Here is a small questionnaire that might be beneficial in deciding whether or not you can go for Hajj this year:
- Do you have savings right now that will allow to make an initial deposit to a Hajj group so that you can be registered to go for Hajj?
- Do you have a source of income – job/parents/relatives/people in the community who can sponsor your Hajj – that will allow to pay the rest of the money to your Hajj group by a deadline?
- If you have a loan, then subtracting your monthly payments that you make to relieve your loan, can you still answer “Yes” to questions 1 and 2?
- Are you physically OK (without any major health issues)?
If you answer yes to all these questions, the time is now to Hajj. Please quit the excuses and make a sincere intention, in sha Allah.
Don’t forget the reward for an accepted Hajj is paradise. And don’t forget the consequences of not performing Hajj when you have the means. I mean, what if you don’t live to see another Hajj? There has to be this urgency to perform Hajj NOW, in sha Allah.