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Hajj and ‘Umrah an alternative to Jihad

Question

Can you reference this narration?

“Jihad for the elderly, the weak and the woman is Hajj and ‘Umrah.”

 

Answer

Imams Nasai, Ahmad (rahimahumallah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded this Hadith.

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The jihad for the elderly, weak and women is Hajj and ‘Umrah.”

(As Sunanul Kubra of Imam Nasai, Hadith: 3592 and Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 421)

 

‘Allamah Mundhiri (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of Imam Nasai sound (hasan).

(Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 105)

 

In another version of the Hadith, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The jihad for the elderly, minors, weak and women is Hajj and ‘Umrah.”

(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 2626)

 

Also see here and here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar