Donate money to Muslims in Chechnya or go ahead and perform first Hajj

Reference: Question put to our Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen after Fajr in al-Masjid al-Haraam in Makkah on Tuesday 27 Ramadhaan 1420/ 4 January 2000

Question: If someone has saved up money to perform their very first Hajj, would it be better to donate this money to our Muslim Brothers and Sisters in Chechnya or go ahead and perform the Hajj?

Response: The Noble Shaykh (hafitha-hullaah) briefly responded by saying it is better to perform the [first] Hajj which is obligatory upon the person.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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