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Luxury hajj

Fatwaa ID: 1400

Question:
Assalam U alaikum.
We hear that hajj means mushakkat and hard work. However, during hajj we see premium hajis who have camps with all the luxuries that other hajis dont have. Similarly their camps are a mere 2 to 3 minutes walk from Jamrat while other hajis have to walk dozens of kilometres and they face extreme troubles.
Doesnt that go against the concept of equality in hajj?
Doesnt that promote the feeling of being under privileged in some hajis?
If hajj is all about mushakkat then how are these hajis doing mushakkat?
Please clear my confusion.
JazakAllah khair

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Your concerns are valid and meritorious. However, there is nothing in our hands. Make du’aa for everyone’s hidaayah and spiritual well-being.

When we look at the salaf and their Hajj journeys and their impacts, we find a stark difference. The salaf valued their Hajj despite the many difficulties and hardships they would endure. Today, it has become a vacation where if something small goes a bit different than wanted, people start complaining and fussing about it. People nowadays often forget the purpose and goals of Hajj due to the luxuries available. People then would come back spiritually enhanced and lives changed. We seldom see any difference nowadays.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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