Hajj Ritual

13. Dissolute Behavior (Fusūq)

#249: Fusūq means lying, swearing, and boasting. Although they are forbidden at all times, such actions are taken even more seriously if one is in the state of consecration.

Boasting implies e.g. showing off one's social status, be it one’s family relations or wealth or the like. This is prohibited if it could hurt or belittle others, otherwise not. No kaffārah is provided to remedy this behavior beyond the pilgrim's plea for God's forgiveness. As a precautionary measure, the pilgrim should slaughter a cow.