Uthaimeen on The Obligation of Performing Hajj As Soon as One is Able To
October 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, said, “What is correct is that it is obligatory to carry out Hajj immediately if the conditions to make it obligatory [on a person] have been met, the proof is His Statement, the Most High, ‘And [due] to Allaah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House,’ [Aali-’Imraan 3:97] and [also] due to the hadith of Abu Hurairah, ‘Indeed Allaah has prescribed Hajj for you, so perform it.’ And the principle regarding an [imperative] order is that it be carried out immediately and that is why the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم became angry during the Ghazwah of Hudaibiyyah when he ordered them [i.e., the Companions] to come out of the state of Ihraam but they stalled [in carrying out the order], and [an order should be carried out straight away] because a person does not know what will befall him and because Allaah ordered us to race towards goodness and delaying doing so goes against what He commanded.”
Ash-Sharh al-Mumti’, vol. 7, p. 13.