Performed Hajj Badal for deceased mother but not for deceased father

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Volume 11, Page 54, Fatwa No.1753

Question: I performed Hajj on behalf of my mother after her death, and did not perform Hajj for my father after his death. So is there any sin upon me for having left off performing Hajj for my father?

Response: There is no sin upon you for having left off performing Hajj for your father. This is because it is not obligatory upon you to perform Hajj on his behalf. However, from honouring and being good (to your father) is to perform Hajj on his behalf, as this is incorporated in the general statement of ihsaan (doing good) which Allaah has commanded in His saying:

{And be dutiful to your parents}, [Soorah al-Israa., Aayah 23].

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.


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.