Fatwaa ID: 1207
I performed hajj once already but in hindsight I’m not sure if I did it properly or that it was accepted by Allah. I can’t remember if I made certain mistakes and properly paid the kafarah in time for those violations. (For the kafarah issue, I didn’t make it back to Mina in time on the 11th of Dhul Hijjah so my tour guide paid it for us and then I paid it back after I got back home.) I also didn’t see a big change in my life after hajj in terms of my religiosity so even more so I’m not sure if my hajj was accepted.
I am planning on going for hajj again this year inshaAllah but one of my parents wants me to do it as a baadly hajj for one of my grandparents.
So the main question: If I do a baadly hajj will it also count as my hajj if my first hajj wasn’t accepted by Allah or if I made mistakes that I didn’t pay the kafarah for?? Or do I have to only make the intention for myself? What does your team advise? JazakAllahu khair
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
May Allaah Ta’aala reward you for your concerns and dedication. May Allaah Ta’aala accept your first Hajj and may He take you time after time.
When a person does a righteous deed, he should not unnecessarily doubt it’s acceptance. He should have complete faith and hope that Allaah Ta’aala will accept it despite the possible shortcomings. In the enquired situation, you have done your part in ensuring that the penalty was paid. You should regard your Hajj to be valid and have faith and conviction that Allaah Ta’aala will accept it.
Nevertheless, if you perform Hajj again on behalf of one of your grandparents, it will count as fardh Hajj for them, not for you. Hajj can only be done for one person at a time. You will however receive the reward of nafl Hajj. The final choice is yours but we suggest that you do it on behalf of one of them. It will benefit them greatly and you too will be rewarded. Furthermore, this will be a means of attaining the pleasure and happiness of your parents. May Allaah Ta’aala bless them and grant them a long blissful life.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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