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1445 Hijri , 13th Shaʿbān
1445 Hijri , 13th Shaʿbān
Rules for muslims who are unable to complete hajj Rules for muslims
who are unable to complete hajj

Ruling on the one unable to complete the Hajj

What to do When You Can't Make Hajj:

AIf a person falls ill on the day of Arafah during Hajj and it makes him unable to complete the rituals, and he had made the condition by saying, “Fa In Habasani Habisun Famahalli Haithu Habastani (Should anything prevent me, then I may leave the state of Ihram at the point at which You stopped me),” then he may leave the state of Ihram and there is nothing incumbent upon him. But if the Hajj was an obligatory one then the person must perform it another year. In case he did not make this condition and he was unable to complete his Hajj then, he may leave the state of Ihram but must sacrifice an animal. Allah says,

وَأَتِمُّواْ الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ للَّهِ فَإِنْ أُحْصِرْتُمْ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ

“And perform properly (i.e. all the ceremonies according to the ways of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)), the Hajj and ‘Umrah (i.e. the pilgrimage to Makkah) for Allah. But if you are prevented (from completing them), sacrifice a Hady (animal, i.e. a sheep, a cow, or a camel) such as you can afford.” [Al-Baqarah 2:196]

So the person should leave the state of Ihram and sacrifice an animal, and there is nothing incumbent upon him. If he is performing the obligatory Hajj, then he must perform it again the following year.
However, if the sick person continues the journey in his Hajj and stays in Muzdalifah, but neither stays in Mina nor stones the Jamarat then, his Hajj is valid and it will be counted for him. But in this case he must sacrifice an animal for each obligatory act that he did not perform. He must sacrifice two animals, one for not staying in Mina, and the other for not stoning the Jamarat.

As for Tawaf-ul-Ifadah, he should remain and perform the Tawaf if Allah cures him. The limit for performing Tawaf-ul-Ifadah is the end of the month of Dhul-Hijjah.

Guidelines and rulings on Hajj-Al-Badal (Proxy Hajj):

  • It is permitted to perform obligatory Hajj on behalf of a dead person.
  • Those who were capable of doing Hajj but did not perform because of their carelessness or any other reason, but are now unable to perform Hajj due to their old age, illness etc, it is obligatory for them to take a proxy. If a person did not have financial capability earlier and now he/she is physically unable to go on Hajj, then Hajj or proxy Hajj is not obligatory for him.
  • A woman can perform proxy Hajj on behalf of a man and vice versa, and each of them should observe their own duties. If the proxy is a woman then she should perform all the rituals ascribed to women and if it’s a man then he should perform duties ascribed to men. Although, it is better for a woman to be a proxy of a woman and vice versa.
  • The person performing the proxy Hajj should know the issues and rituals of Hajj, but it is not necessary that the person must have performed Hajj before.

Note: It is recommended to consult and seek an opinion from scholars on doubtful Islamic matters.

Rules for muslims who are unable to complete hajj
Rules for muslims who are unable to complete hajj
Rules for muslims who are unable to complete hajj
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