Authorizing Someone to Perform Hajj on Behalf of Another: Allowed?
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Authorizing Someone to Perform Hajj on Behalf of Another: Allowed?

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Mahir

Reply Date

Aug 02, 2017

Question

As-Salamu alaykum. What is the ruling on authorizing someone to perform Hajj on behalf of another?

Mufti

Answer


Authorizing Someone to Perform Hajj on Behalf of Another

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

If Hajj was due on a Muslim, but he died before performing it, his heirs should authorize someone to perform Hajj on his behalf.


Answering your question, the General Iftaa’ Department in Jordan, states the following:

There are two situations in which it is permissible to authorize someone to perform Hajj (Major pilgrimage ) on behalf of another:

First: If Hajj was due on a Muslim, but he died before performing it, his heirs should authorize someone to perform Hajj on his behalf and cover all the Hajj expenses from the deceased’s estate.

It is also permissible for a Muslim, an heir of the deceased or not, to perform Hajj on his behalf voluntarily .

Second: If a Muslim was inflicted with an incurable disease, or was too old to travel, and was financially capable to cover the expenses of Hajj, then he should authorize someone to perform it on his behalf, even with paying him a wage.

Almighty Allah knows best.




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