An aapa was asked when a person performs hajj all his sins are forgiven, does it include qadha salaah” she replied saying no qadha has to be made. Is this true?
Hadhrat Abu Huraira Radiallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Whosoever performs Haj, then he does not speak vulgar words and does not do any prohibited action, he will return as if it’s the day his mother gave birth to him.” (i.e. free of sin )
In another Hadeeth, Hadhrat Abu Huraira Radiallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Whoever performs Haj, then he does not speak vulgar words and does not do any prohibited action, his previous sins will be forgiven.”
The word used in the Hadeeth is (ذنب) sin, Salaah is not a sin. Yes, neglecting Salaah is a sin.Salaah is a (حق) a right from the rights(حقوق) of Allah Ta’aala. Sins are written off by performing Hajj, not rights. When a person returns from Haj, all his/her sins are forgiven, indicating that Insha-Allah the sin of neglecting and missing the Salaah will be written off but not the actual Salaah itself.
Itfollows thus that the Qadha will still have to be made as the Qadha Salaah falls within the ambit of the rights of Allah. Yes, if Allah Ta’aala wishes, He can forego and relieve someone even of the Divine Rights that are due upon that person due to His Infinite Mercy; but that is entirely His prerogative. We have no guarantee or way of knowing whether those Divine Rights have been written off or not. Therefore, on our part, we should take the responsibility of fulfilling those rights.
In short, even after performing Hajj, the rights (حقوق )of Allah e.g. Qadha Salaah etc., and the rightsof fellow human beings e.g. debt etc. will have to be fulfilled.
Checked and Approved By:
Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.
Bukhari Hadeeth No. 1521
Tirmidhi Hadeeth No. 811