Hajj on behalf of the Living

Reference: Sunan Abu Dawood: 9/400

One cannot perform Hajj on behalf of a living person except in two cases:

The First: The situation that was narrated in this Hadeeth, and it is that the person whom Hajj is being performed on behalf is an old person who cannot sit steadily on a riding animal.

The second: That the person has an illness that he/she does not expect to be cured of.

Other than these two categories of people, one cannot perform Hajj on behalf of the living.


- from Ottawa, Canada. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Hadeeth in 2003. He currently resides in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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