Hajj e badl?
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Can my mother perform Haj for my father who passed away. Also is it a condition that the person performing Haj-e-badl must have performed Haj for himself/herself before.Also, can Haj-e-badl be done more than one time?
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Hajj e badl?
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.418 Narrated by Ibn Abbas
A woman came to the Prophet (saws) and said, "My mother vowed to perform the Hajj but she died before performing it. Should I perform the Hajj on her behalf?" He (saws) said, "Yes! Perform the Hajj on her behalf. See, if your mother had been in debt, would you have paid her debt?" She said, "Yes." He (saws) said, "So you should pay what is for Him, as Allah has more right that one should fulfill one's obligations to Him."
Q-1: Can my mother perform Haj for my father who passed away.
There is absolutely no harm if the widow, son, daughter, brother, nephew, or anyone else performs a hajj-e-badl for the deceased person.
Q-2: Also is it a condition that the person performing Haj-e-badl must have performed Haj for himself/herself before.
Although it is not obligatory, it is highly recommended that the person performing the Hajj for someone, should have performed his own obligation of Hajj prior to doing it for someone else.
Q-3: Also, can Haj-e-badl be done more than one time?
This question can be read in one of two ways:
A: Can a person do hajj-e-badl more than once for different people?
B: Can hajj-e-badl for the deceased be done more than once.
There is absolutely no harm in both the cases. A person, who has performed his own hajj, may chose to do another hajj as hajj-e-badl as many times as he wishes.
There is absolutely no harm if more than one person does the hajj-e-badl for the same deceased person.
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Your Brother in Islam,