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Commissioning another to perform the obligatory hajj



I have enough money to perform hajj but I am physically incapable of undertaking it. Would it be permissible if I commission someone to make hajj on my behalf?


Imams Bukhari and Muslim recorded that Abdullah Ibn 'Abbas (may God be pleased with them both) said, "Al-Fadl Ibn 'Abbas was riding behind the Prophet) peace and blessings be upon him) when a woman from Khath'am came up to him and said, "O, Messenger of God! My father is an old man. He cannot sit firmly on his mount and therefore cannot perform the obligation of hajj. May I perform it on his behalf?" "Yes," the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) answered. This was during the Farewell Pilgrimage.
The ruling
Based on the above, it is permissible to commission another to perform hajj on your behalf.
And God Almighty knows best.


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