In an April 28, 2023 Friday sermon delivered in Yasuj, Iran, Nassir Hosseini, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's representative in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province discussed the importance of Hajj. He said that according to a hadith, the Prophet Muhammad said that if a person is well-off and healthy enough to afford to go on the Hajj pilgrimage but chooses not to go, "he might die as a Jew." The sermon was aired on Dena TV (Iran) April 28, 2023.
Nassir Hosseini:"There are those who are wealthy but do not want to go on Hajj. There are those who have real estate, and if they sell off 100, 50, or 10 square meters, they can afford to go on Hajj twice, but they refuse. This will cause them hardship.
"The Prophet said that if a person is rich but does not perform the Hajj, he might die as a Jew. There is such a hadith. A person on his deathbed could die as a member of the Jewish religion. A person who is financially well-off and physically healthy, and does not perform Hajj can be thrown out of Islam. In the last moment, he will die in the Jewish religion, as you see in the hadith."