Hajj by Proxy

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The Rites of Hajj
Hajj of Nazr (an offering; to make a spiritual vow)Mustahab Hajj

Article 11- It is permitted to deputized a person for performing obligatory or Mustahab Hajj on behalf of a dead person, but it is only permitted in Mustahab Hajj for a person who is alive, unless those who had been able of performing Hajj and had not performed that because of insouciance and now they are not able to perform Hajj according to their oldness, illness or inability, in this condition it is obligatory for them to take a proxy; but if when a person has financial ability in the time that has no more physical ability or the way is not open for him, then Hajj is not obligatory for him, also taking a proxy is not obligatory, even during lifetime or after the death.

Article 12- A woman could be a proxy in behalf of a man and vice versa, and each of them should observe their own duties in this kind of Hajj; if the proxy is a woman then she should performs duties of women and if the proxy is a man then he should performs duties of men, but it is better for women to be proxies of women and for men to be proxies of men.

Article 13- It is not permitted for a person whom Hajj is obligatory for him/her to be someone else’s proxy; but if this person performs this act, the Hajj is correct for other person who has deputized him/her although the person has performed a sin. And a person who is not able by himself/herself can be someone’s proxy, but does not gain the ability by reaching Mecca in this way.

Article 14- Whenever a person is deputized for performing Hajj and the year of pilgrimage has not been specified then he/she should perform Hajj in the first year.

Article 15- It is permitted to take a proxy for performing obligatory Hajj in behalf of a dead person from “Miqat” and the money of this act subtracts from the main heritage, but if heir agree then it is permitted to take a proxy for performing Hajj from the city (the city which dead person had lived in that) but the margin of costs between Hajj from Miqat and city can only be paid by adult heirs.

Article 16- “Proxy” should know the issues and rituals of Hajj, but it is not necessary that he/she had performed Hajj before, and people from servants of caravan or like them who knows from the beginning that they cannot meet Mash’ar and like that voluntarily cannot accept to be a proxy.



Hajj of Nazr (an offering; to make a spiritual vow)Mustahab Hajj