Hajj and student loans

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Answer

Being free of debt is a condition for Hajj being obligatory on an individual. (Fatawa Hindiyyah p.217 v.1)However, this condition doesn't apply in the case of student loans. The reason for this is that student loans aren’t due immediately, but rather paid off in instalments. If a person has enough wealth besides his annual instalments then Hajj will become obligatory upon him.

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Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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