Hajj badal on behalf of parents who have died

Reference: Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Rasaa.il ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz – Volume 16, Page 402

Question: What is the ruling of [performing] hajj on behalf of both parents who have died without [themselves] having performed hajj?

Response: It is permissible for you yourself to perform hajj on behalf of your parents, and [likewise] to appoint someone [else] to perform hajj on their behalf – so long as you have [already] performed hajj on behalf of yourself, or the person whom you have appointed to do hajj on their behalf has [already] performed hajj on behalf of himself. [This is] based upon what ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhumaa) narrated from the hadeeth of Shubrumah[1].


‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas reported that the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ heard a man saying:

“Labbayka ‘an Shubrumah ([I am] at your service O Allaah, on behalf of Shubrumah).” The Messenger of Allaah ﷺ said:

«Who is Shubrumah?»

He said: “A relative of mine.” The Prophet ﷺ said:

«Have you [ever] done Hajj before?»

He said, “No.” He ﷺ said:

«[First] do Hajj for yourself, then do Hajj on behalf of Shubrumah» – transmitted by Abu Daawood – no.1811 and Ibn Maajah – no.2903

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

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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