Hajj Badal- Performing Hajj On Behalf Of Someone

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Hajj Badal

Hajj Badal, also known as “Proxy Hajj. It is the act of performing Hajj on behalf of someone who is unable to perform it themselves. This includes the recently deceased, chronically disabled, and unwell.

Hajj is one of the five compulsory pillars of Islam, along with Shahada, Salat, Fasting, and Zakat, according to Islamic history and terminology. It is the act of going on a pilgrimage to the House of God, also known as the Holy Kaaba, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Hajj symbolizes Muslims’ obedience to Allah (SWT) and their solidarity. The Hajj or Umrah cleanses a person’s heart and soul of all worldly sins.

According to Islamic history and terminology, Hajj is one of the five mandatory pillars of Islam, along with Shahada, Salat, Fasting, and Zakat. It is the act of making a pilgrimage to the House of God in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, also known as the Holy Kaaba. Hajj symbolizes Muslims’ submission to Allah (SWT) and unity. Hajj or Umrah purifies a person’s heart and soul of all worldly sins.

Hajj Badal

What is Hajj Badal?

Hajj Badal, also known as “Proxy Hajj. It is the act of completing Hajj on someone’s behalf who is unable to do it themselves. This covers the deceased, the chronically disabled, and the sick.

Perform Hajj Badal for the Deceased?

Hajj Badal can be conducted for a living or dead person (not in this world anymore). It is reinforced by Ibn’Abbas’ narration, in which a woman from Juhaynah approached Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and inquired.

“My mother pledged or meant to travel for Hajj, but she was unable to go for Hajj before she died.” “Should I perform Hajj for her?”

Who is Allowed to Perform Hajj?

When completing Hajj Badal for someone who is incapacitated, chronically ill, or too old, the duty can only be fulfilled once they have been allowed. This means that the Aamir can send whatever Ma’moor they like. In short, we can say that Hajj Badal can be performed for;

  • Chronically ill person
  • Too old men/Women
  • Recently deceased

Furthermore, the Ma’moor (assigned person) should do the Hajj (Hajj Al-Qiran or Hajj Al-Tamattu) according to the will of the Aamir (authorizer). Finally, anyone doing Hajj Badal is encouraged to perform it with a pure heart. Moreover do not skip any Farz (imperative deeds).

Criteria to Do Hajj Badal:

A Muslim must meet certain criteria in order to do Hajj Badal. First and foremost, the individual nominated to do Hajj on behalf of another Muslim should be a rational Muslim. After then, the person performing Hajj Badal should make an intention (Niyah) on behalf of the person he is performing Hajj for before entering the state of Ihram.

Aamir’s Eligibility:

Aamir is a person who is required to perform Hajj. They are still unable to do so due to a medical or physical ailment, and only if the impairment or condition is permanent. Aamir is also expected to financially sponsor Hajj Badal.

However, Hajj Badal is not possible under the following circumstances:

  • It is not possible to do Hajj Badal for two or more persons at the same time.
  • A person who is financially insecure or destitute cannot undertake the Hajj Badal (as Hajj is not compulsory for them).
  • If someone wants to make money from their Hajj Badal, it will be rejected.
  • It cannot be done on behalf of someone who is unable to do Hajj for security or political reasons.

Benefits Of Hajj Badal:

Hajj Badal is when someone performs Hajj on behalf of someone who is unable, medically unfit, or deceased. The following are some of the most prevalent Hajj Badal advantages:

You can perform the Hajj Badal on behalf of a sick or disabled person.

According to Abdullah bin Abbas, his brother Al-Fadl was riding beside Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). A woman from the Khath’am tribe approached them and said.

“O Allah’s Apostle!” My father’s Hajj requirement, which Allah imposes on His believers, has come due, and he is old and frail, unable to sit securely on the Mount. may I undertake Hajj on his behalf?”

“Yes, you may,” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) responded. This occurred during the Hajj-al-Wida (of the Prophet SAW). (2.589 Hadith of Sahih Al-Bukhari)”

Hadiths or Hajj e Badal in the Quran

On the significance of Hajj for Muslims, Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Quran:

“And pilgrimage to the House is obligatory on men for the love of Allah, (on) everyone who is capable of making the journey there; and whoever disbelieves, then clearly Allah is Self-sufficient, above all worldly needs.” (Verse 97 of Al-Imran)


It is the act of going on a pilgrimage to the House of God, also known as the Holy Kaaba, on behalf of someone else known as Hajj e Badal. It is also known as Hajj Badal. There is only one condition.

Muslims all around the world have been undertaking Hajj Badal since the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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