Please if you have not married yet ‘can you go to Haji?
In the name of Allah most Gracious the Eternal Merciful.
Similitudes of this question are; if you are not married can you fast, pray, give zakat or take shahada?
Or if you are not married can you perform your religious obligation?
Why are such questions normally asked by bachelors?
If not for fornication and unislamic acts I believe we wouldn’t get a reason.
Haraam is haraam no matter the doer.
Marriage is a religious obligation for the able as well as hajj.
Conditions for hajj do not negate bachelors nor spinsters, rather the insane, as well as not being compulsory on the poor, sick, aged and young below puberty. For women whether married or unmarried need a Mahram (to protect her since women are valuable assets in Islam).
As reported in Buhari Volume 2, Book 26, Number 593:
Narrated Al-Qasim bin Muhammad:
‘Aisha said, “O Allah’s Apostle! You performed ‘Umra but I did not.” He said, “O ‘Abdur-Rahman! Go along with your sister and let her perform ‘Umra from Tan’im.” ‘Abdur-Rahman made her ride over the pack-saddle of a she-camel and she performed ‘Umra.
The virtues of Hajj is overwhelming to the extend that if known no human will ever afford to miss it when given the opportunity
The prophet is reported to have said in Volume 2, Book 26, Number 595: of Sahih Buhari.
(the mother of the faithful believers) I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We consider Jihad as the best deed.” The Prophet said, “The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur. ”
The question is are bachelors exempted from the beat of jihad?
Your guess is as good as mine.
It is also reported in Sahih Buhari Volume 2, Book 26, Number 596
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “Whoever performs Hajj for Allah’s pleasure and does not have sexual relations with his wife, and does not do evil or sins then he will return (after Hajj free from all sins) as if he were born anew.”
Again in Buhari Volume 2, Book 26, Number 594:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet was asked, “Which is the best deed?” He said, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle.” He was then asked, “Which is the next (in goodness)?” He said, “To participate in Jihad in Allah’s Cause.” He was then asked, “Which is the next?” He said, “To perform Hajj-Mabrur. ”
Moreover is a fact that death will not bypass the singles, nor will the day of judgement favour the singles, this shows that we need to live our lives to the best of perfection as we can as the prophet is reported to have said, We Muslims should live our lives as if is our last moment.
May Allah forgive our shortcomings, make halal easy for us as well as making haraam more difficult and unbearable for us.
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