For the One Who Didn’t Have the Ability to Make Hajj This Year

Al-Haafith Ibn Rajab (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

Whoever doesn’t have the ability to stand in ‘Arafah, then let him stand at the prescribed limits of Allah which he knows. Whoever doesn’t have the ability to spend the night in Muzdalifah, then let him spend the night upon the obedience of Allah in order that he gets closer to Him and to be near to Him. Whoever doesn’t have the ability to slaughter his sacrificial animal in Minaa, then let him slaughter his desires in order that he reaches that which is desired. Whoever doesn’t have the ability to reach the sacred house because he is far away from it, then let him intend the Lord of the house, for indeed He is closer to him than the jugular vein.

Source: Lataa-if al-Ma’aarif pg. 633

Translated by: Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
1st of Dhul Hijjah, 1435 (25th of September, 2014)
Masjid Nur Allah, LeFrak City, Corona, NYC