Can you perform tawaf/umrah for someone else who is alive and in another country?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh
1. Umrah/Tawaf is a nafl i’badat (worship). One may perform one Umrah/Tawaf and make intention of giving the reward to anyone (one or more persons). However, if someone had specifically requested to perform Umrah/Tawaf on his behalf, then it is not permissible to make intention of more than one person in that Tawaf/Umrah.
2. It is permissible to perform Umrah/Tawaf on behalf of those who are deceased as well as those who are alive.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Ismail Desai,
Checked and Approved,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.