Praise be to Allaah.
Hajj is obligatory and should be done straight away,
according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions. What that means
is that Hajj becomes obligatory for the one who is enjoined to perform Hajj
as soon as he become able to do it, and it is not permissible for him to
delay it with no excuse. See question no.
Migration from a kaafir land may be obligatory or mustahabb,
depending on a person’s situation. If he is able to practise his religion
openly and is safe from temptation and fitnah, then he does not have to
migrate. But if he cannot practise his religion openly or he fears fitnah
for himself, then it is obligatory.
If migration has become obligatory, but a person does not
have enough money to both migrate and do Hajj, then migration should be
given precedence, because Hajj is not obligatory unless one has money
surplus to one’s basic needs. Obligatory migration comes under the heading
of basic needs, so it takes precedence over Hajj.
Moreover, delaying migration after it becomes necessary
affects a Muslim’s religious commitment, but delaying Hajj is permissible if
there is an excuse, and there is no harm in that.
This applies if migration becomes necessary at the time of
Hajj, otherwise, if migration becomes necessary before Hajj, then he should
do it, then when the time for Hajj comes, if he can afford it, it is
obligatory, otherwise it is not obligatory.
We ask Allaah to protect you and to make you steadfast in
And Allaah knows best.