Paying people to perform voluntary Hajj Badal on behalf of myself & my parents

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.2031
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 56, Fatwa No.20

Question: My financial status is very comfortable, and all praise is due to Allaah [alone], therefore last year I paid three men to perform the [voluntary] Hajj on behalf of myself, my father and my mother; Keeping in mind that I have already performed [my obligatory] Hajj, I intend to continue to pay three men to perform the [voluntary] Hajj on behalf of myself, my father and my mother, so long as I am alive, so is there any religious prohibition in this?

Response: May Allaah reward you with good. This [action of yours] is indicative of your keenness to do good. So long as you [yourself] have performed that which is obligatory upon you and you wish to do good for yourself and your parents then it would be better if you spent this money on those who were needy from amongst the poor.


Hajj Badal | Hajj e Badal | Badal Hajj | حج البدل - on behalf of your parents & other loved ones

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.