Hajj obligatory after Umarah
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Dear Brother in Islam, One of my friends has told me that if you perform UMRAH then HAJJ also becomes obligatory for you regardless of any circumstances but I don't think so. Please guide us in accordance with the teachings of Islam.
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Hajj obligatory after Umrah
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Beloved brother in Islam, the rites of Umrah are voluntary for a believer. If one performs the Umrah pilgrimage, he will earn a huge reward from Allah Subhanah; and if one does not perform the Umrah pilgrimage there is no sin upon him.
But Allah Subhanah has made it obligatory on every sane, adult, financially and physically able believer to perform the Hajj pilgrimage once in his lifetime. If one performs the Hajj pilgrimage, he will earn a huge reward from Allah Subhanah; and if one does not perform this duty unto Allah Subhanah without a valid reason, he will have compromised one of his obligatory duties unto Allah Subhanah and will be thus considered a huge sin.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verses 96-97:Undoubtedly the first House of Worship ever to be built for mankind is the one which is at Makkah. It was blessed, and made the center of guidance for all the peoples. In it are clear Signs; there is a spot where Ibraheem used to worship; and it is the Santuary, and whoever enters it becomes safe and secure. Allah has, therefore, a right on the people that the one, who can afford to reach the house, should perform Hajj there. And the one who disobeys (this commandment should know that) Allah is Self-Sufficient, and does not stand in need of anyone.
Regardless of whether one performs the Umrah pilgrimage in his life or not; it is obligatory upon the believers to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime, unless they have a valid reason.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,