Current Legal Issues

Paying Khums on Expenses Arising

Q. Suppose khums was due on the money set aside for making the journey for hajj, would paying khums on this money become obligatory, so that hajj is rendered valid, provided khums is paid on the rest of the wealth after performing hajj?

It is not permissible to delay payment of khums as it amounts to usurpation that is haraam. However, if did he set khums due on hajj money aside and performed hajj, it is in order. However, he be deemed sinful for delaying payment of khums on the rest of his wealth.