My father in law is staying in india and he is now old age so if i want to make haj for him.

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My father in law is staying in india and he is now old age so if i want to make haj for him is it possible or not. 


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Hajj e badal for father alive

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Hadrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (r.a.) said:  "A woman of (the tribe of) Khatham came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) and said, 'O Prophet of Allah (saws)! Allah has prescribed Hajj for His servants. (Now that) I am grown up, I find that my father is an old man, and he cannot ride on the camel (for long). Should I perform Hajj on his behalf?'  The Prophet (saws) said: 'Yes.'" This happened during the Farewell Hajj.

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


There is indeed allowance in Shariah for a believing man or woman to perform the obligatory pilgrimage or Hajj for his/her loved ones, regardless of whether they are alive or dead; but is preferred and recommended that the one performing the Hajj for another (Hajj-e-badal) should have fulfilled their own obligatory duty of Hajj before he/she performs the ‘Hajj-e-badal’ for their loved one. 


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