Muslims Board of Uzbekistan: some media misinterpreted the fatwa for hajj
In the statement, the Board said that, first of all, believing Muslims should consider the Hajj as a great worship of Allah. There are conditions in the Shariah, the observance of which must be mandatory. The fatwa was announced to remind this to the people.
Among those who have recently performed the Hajj, there have also been those who, instead of worship, considered this a cherished dream, which nevertheless came true. For example, they were met in luxury cars with several video cameras, even several with expensive bouquets of flowers, applause and shouting, as if they had not returned from hajj, but with a victory in some competition.
Meanwhile, the person, who performs the prayer, there is a share of doubt whether Allah accepted his worship. Therefore, it is extremely important that those who go on a pilgrimage are worthy in a psychological, spiritual and moral aspect. Indeed, the Hajj prayer is a physical and financial prayer. Therefore, persons going to Hajj must be physically fit for this.
They must have the financial means not only necessary for hajj, but also for providing full support to persons who are in their dependency. Some of them collect money for years, saved from household expenses, child benefits. At the same time, they forget that, first of all, they are obliged to support their children, and not to commit the Hajj. Moreover, there are those, who have an amount equal to nisab, do not think to pay zakat from them, but they say that they collect this money for hajj.
The fatwa gave explanation and recommendations of pilgrimage, which are the most important aspects for our pilgrims. Some media, misinterpreting this, grossly violate the current legislation in this area.
Taking into account the above-mentioned circumstances, the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan issued this fatwa to explain these truths to those who want to go on a hajj. The Board encourage everyone to fully understand the essence of this fatwa, and then properly tell the public.