Hajj is obligatory once in a lifetime

وَلَا يَجِبُ فِي الْعُمْرِ إِلَّا مَرَةٌ وَاحِدَةً لِأَنَّهُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ قِيلَ لَهُ الْحَجُّ فِى كُلّ عَامٍ أَمْ مَرَّةً وَاحِدَةً فَقَالَ لَابَلْ مَرَّةً وَلِأنَّ فَمَازَادَ فَهُوَ تَطَوُّعٌ وَ لاتَ سَبَبَهُ الْبَيْتُ وَأَنَّهُ لَا يَتَعَدَّدُ فَلَا يَتَكَرَّ رُ الْوُجُوبُ

Translation: Hajj is not obligatory in life but once because the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked whether Hajj is every year or once. And because its cause is many and not very unified, therefore the job will also be multiple and malicious.

Interpretation: Hajj is obligatory only once in a lifetime, it is not obligatory every year. And the proof of this is this Hadith. It is in Sahih Muslim

Hajj is obligatory once in a lifetime

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ حَطَبَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ فَرَضَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْحَجَّ فَحَجُوا فَقَال رَجُلٌ اَكُلُّ عَامٍ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ فَسَكَتَ حَتَّى قَالَهَا تَلالُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ لَمَ لَوْ قُلْتُ نَعَمْ لَوَجَبَتْ وَلَمَا اسْتَطَعْتُم ثُمَّ قَالَ ذَرُونى تَرَكْتُمْ فَإِنَّمَا هَلَكَ مَنْ كَادَ قَبْلَكُمْ كَثَرَهُ، وَالِهِهُ وَلَافِهِمْ عَلَى أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ فَإِذَ أَمَرْتُكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ فَاتُوْا مِنْهُ مَا سَتَطَعْتُم وَإِذَا نَهَيْتُكُمْ عَنْ شَيْءٍ فَدُعُوهُ

Abu Huraira says that the Messenger of God (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave us a sermon and said: O people! Hajj is obligatory on you, so perform Hajj. A person said that the Messenger of Allah every year? He remained silent until he said this three times, then the Holy Prophet said that if I had said Ban, Hajj would have become obligatory every year and you would not have the power to do it. Then he said, “Leave me from these things.” By asking questions related to those which I have omitted to explain to you because people before you have become confused due to many questions and disputing about their prophets, so when I command you about something, you Play according to your chessboard and when I stop you from something, let it go.

The word in this hadith لَو قُلْتُ نَعَمْ لَو جَبَتْ وَلَمَا اسْتَطَعْتُم

It indicates that there is no repetition in Hajj. That is, Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime duty, not a repeated duty. The second argument is that the cause of obligatory Hajj is the House of Allah. This is the reason why the Hajj to the House is called Hajj Baytullah by adding the suffix and the addition is a sign of unity, so it is known that the cause of Hajj is the House of Allah and the House of Allah is not multiple and repeated, but one and the same. It is known that if the cause is not repeated, then the cause is not repeated, that is why it has been said that Hajj is only one obligation in life.

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