(Part No. 11; Page No. 51)
The first question of Fatwa no. 2200
Q 1: Is it permissible for a Muslim who has performed Hajj to perform it again on behalf of one of their relatives who lives in China as the latter cannot go to perform Hajj?
A: It is permissible for a Muslim who has performed Hajj to perform Hajj again on behalf of another person, if the latter cannot do it, either because of old age, incurable illness or death, according to the Sahih (authentic) Hadiths mentioned about this. However, if that person cannot perform Hajj for a temporary reason, such as curable illness, political reasons, the road not being safe and so on, it is impermissible to perform Hajj on their behalf.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Member, Deputy Chairman, Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud
`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz