Praise be to Allaah.
If a person does Hajj when he is a kaafir in the sense of
major kufr, then after that he becomes a Muslim, that Hajj does not count as
the obligatory Hajj, but if a person was a Muslim, then he apostatized by
doing something that puts one beyond the pale of Islam, then he repented and
returned to Islam, that Hajj does count as the obligatory Hajj for him,
because he did Hajj when he was a Muslim. The Qur’aan indicates that the
good deeds of an apostate before he apostatizes are only erased if he dies
in kufr, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and
dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the
Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send
blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd
al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta (11/25-27).