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Hajj-e-badal — Farz sawab or Nafl Sawab

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
I want to perform Hajj on behalf of my late mother. I have already performed my fardh Hajj. I want to know if I perform Hajj-e-Badal on behalf of my late mother, will she get the sawab of a fardh Hajj or a nafl Hajj. In other words, will this be accepted as a fardh Hajj from her side in Allah’s Bargah.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1486/1486/M=01/1436)

If you want to perform Hajj on behalf of your mother with your sole consent whereas it is not fardh or your mother has not made a will for the same then also you may do it. It shall be a nafl Hajj and your mother shall get reward of a nafl Hajj.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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