Brother Suhaib, I was planning to go to Hajj this year, but I have a feeling that feeding the starving children in Somalia could be more rewarding at this moment. What is your opinion on this? JazakAllahu khayr.
Imam al-Haramayn said, “There are times when establishing a community obligation is better than an individual one.” This is one of those times. The Shaf’i madhab holds that a person is allowed to delay his hajj since it is a wajib muwa’si (expanded obligation). While the Malikis differ with them. The Shaf’i opinion is what I follow based on the fact that the Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) delayed his Hajj. Barakallahu fik akhi (may Allah bless you).