The Poor And The Duty To Offer Hajj?

Hajj has been prescribed for every Muslim who is financially well-off and physically fit to undertake the journey, meet the financial costs and be able to perform the rituals. It is a common observation that majority of the people going for Hajj come from the lower income groups and they bear lot many hardships in raising money for the Hajj. But out of sheer reverence they sacrifice their primal needs at the altar of religious devotion. Do you think that such people who have to struggle to earn their livelihood, better not be allowed to perform Hajj? Is it permissible for an Islamic government to draft a Hajj Policy (as drafted by the Pakistani government regularly) that would only allow people with fiscal soundness to perform hajj? e.g only those would be allowed who earn, lets suppose, 100,000Rs annually or more. Will such a restriction be in accordance with Islam?

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Importance Of Salah

I cannot pray five times a day. However, I feel pain for orphans, the poor and the needy. I think for their betterment and do what is in my capacity. I think I am doing better than those who pray five times a day but neglect these people. They engage in corruption while they earn etc. Now would you please guide me whether my approach is acceptable?

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Why Doesn’t God Help The Innocent Victims?

I have a question that you see many innocent people dying in the world either by natural disasters or by attacks from police or some criminals. The question is that why do innocent people die from such attacks? Why does not Allah protect the innocent people who have nothing to do with crime or corruption?

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محتاجی سے بچنے کی دعا

میں نے ماہنامہ ''اشراق'' کے کسی شمارے میں پڑھا ہے: ''اللہ تعالیٰ نے یہ نظام اس طرح قائم کیا ہے کہ یہاں سب لوگ ایک دوسرے کے محتاج اور محتاج الیہ کی حیثیت سے پیدا ہوئے ہیں۔'' میں ہی نہیں سب لوگ یہ دعا کرتے ہیں کہ اللہ کسی کا محتاج نہ کرے ۔ سوال یہ ہے کہ کیا ہم غلط دعا کرتے ہیں؟