Establishing the night prayer [taraaweeh] in the masjid during Ramadhaan is a sunnah.
Some of the scholars say that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) granted permission for the hajj to be performed on behalf of the deceased – without [specifically mentioning] the ‘umrah.
My mother died whilst I was young, and so I hired someone trustworthy to perform hajj on her behalf. My father had also died, and I heard from some of my relatives that he himself had performed the hajj.
Whoever undertakes a vow to perform hajj, and subsequently dies [without having done so], and leaves no estate [from which funds can be set aside for the hajj], would the performance of hajj on his behalf be considered a recommendation or an obligation?
Is it permissible to perform ‘umrah on behalf of someone who has died? And is it permissible for me to perform ‘umrah on behalf of my father who is still alive, but is unable to do so [himself]?
A man died without having performed the obligatory hajj, and instructed that hajj be performed on his behalf from his estate [upon his death].