Insha-allah my husband and I intend going for Haj this year(2002). Since I have performed my Fard Haj already I intend performing Haj for my father-in-law who did not perform Haj in his lifetime. Firstly, can this Haj be called Haj-e-badl if he did not set aside money or request in his will for anyone to perform Haj for him? Secondly, will his Fard obligation be discharged or will he receive reward of nafl Haj if he did not specify in his will? Kindly reply soon, Insha-allah.
If Hajj was Fardh upon your father-in-law, and he did not perform Hajj
during his lifetime, he ought to have made a bequest of Hajj-e-Badal.
Since he did not make a bequest, and you voluntarily make Hajj-e-Badal on
his behalf, it is hoped that Allah Ta’ala will accept it on his behalf,
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai