Demanding money not related to Hajj to approve Hajj application
Fatwa No: 326350

Question

I belong to a Muslim community and am planning to perform Hajj this year, Allaah willing. The community I belong to demands various compulsory funds that are not related to the cost of Hajj, which I am prepared to pay for, while I am not prepared to pay for these other funds. I want to find out what I can do if they do not accept my application because of my refusal to pay their large funds.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger. 

This question should be addressed to Islamic institutions in your country or to the scholars who are familiar with the circumstances of those communities, the reason why they asked you for the money in question, and whether or not they have the right to ask for it. It is only those who know the reality of the situation and have a clear understanding of it who can issue a ruling about it.

In any case, if they prevent you from going to Hajj, then you are not sinful and are not required to do anything because of having the intention of Hajj while being unable to travel due to that reason or any other reasons.

As for what you can do, then you may consult experienced and competent people in this field about alternatives or solutions and so on.

Allaah knows best.

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