Hajj FAQs

Question:

Is this possible to perform hajj al Badal on the behalf of other, who has been passed away??

Answer:

Hajj al Badal means to perform hajj on the behalf of others.

Hajj al Badal is not permissible on the behalf of those who are mentally and physically perfect and perform hajj himself/herself, who is poor or who is unable to perform hajj due to some security, personal and political issues. But if someone performs hajj on the behalf of others then his hajj counts for him not for others.

Only Condition for Hajj al Badal:

Hajj al Badal is only permissible on the behalf of others, who are sick and have no hope of recovery, or who have passed away. There are different factors related to this question:

  • Hajj al Badal can be performed on the behalf of other who are dead. The related hadiths explain it more clearly.

Ibn Abbas (RA) said,

“A man said: O Allah’s Messenger (PBUH)! My father has died and he did not perform Hajj; shall I perform Hajj on his behalf?” He said, “Don’t you think that if your father owed a debt you would pay it off?” He said, “Yes.” He said, “The debt owed to Allah is more deserving (of being paid off).”

  • For Ill person and no chance of recovery

Hajj al Badal can be performed on the behalf of other who is alive but not applicable to perform hajj due to his/her severe illness and has no chances of recovery.

A woman asked the Holy Prophet (PBUH): The order from Allah to His slaves to perform Hajj has come when my dad is an old man and can’t sit immovably in the seat; would I be able to perform Hajj for his benefit? He said: “Yes.”

  • Hajj al Badal can be performed on the behalf of other who has passed away other than parents.

It was narrated from Ibn Abbas (RA) that a woman vowed to perform Hajj but she died. Her brother came to the Prophet (PBUH) and asked him about that. He said,

“Do you think that if your sister owed a debt you would pay it off?” He said, “Yes.” He said, “Then fulfill(ing) the right of Allah, for He is more deserving that His rights should be fulfilled.”

So from the above hadiths, we can say that Hajj al Badal can only be performed on the behalf of others who are severely sick and have no chances to recover and those who have passed away.

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