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.
[Regarding] the ‘umrah, is it permissible to do so on behalf of another if the person is unable [to do so himself] due to an illness?
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]?
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I have parents who are both of old age; my father is 75 years old, and my mother is 70. If I were to perform ‘umrah [ each on their behalf] and gifted its reward to them – while they are still alive – will they be rewarded for it?
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