Monday, July 22, 2024
No menu items!

Hajj badal

Fatwaa ID: 1177

Can someone do their own hajj and hajj badal for parents at the same time? Or can you do hajj badal before your own hajj?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. No. You cannot perform Hajj for yourself and Hajj Badal for one of your parents at the same time. One Hajj is sufficient for one person only.
  2. A person who has not performed his fardh Hajj yet may perform Hajj Badal on behalf of another person. The Hajj will count on behalf of that person only. It will not suffice for the person who is doing the Hajj. However, it should be noted that if Hajj is fardh on this person, then it is prohibitively disliked for him to delay his own Hajj for someone else’s Hajj. He should first perform his own Hajj. If Hajj is not fardh on him, then too it is makrooh but tazeehi.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.