What is Hajj by Proxy (Badal Haji)?
Hajj by Proxy (Badal Haji) is performing an obligatory Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca ) on behalf of those who is unable to perform Hajj due to sickness, old age or dies before fulfilling part of his/ her Five Pillars of Islam duties. As mentioned in Surah Al-Imran verse 97:
"In it are Clear Signs (and) the Station of Ibrahim; and whoever comes within its bound he is in a state of peace. And Pilgrimage to the House is a duty men to Allah owned by all people, (upon) everyone who is able to undertake the journey to it; but whoever disbelieves, then surely Allah is above any need of (all) creatures."
What are the Shariah rulings for Hajj by Proxy?
Whoever is able to perform Hajj and then something detains / stop him from performing it, whether illness, old age or Death, should charge someone to perform Hajj on his behalf.
Al-Fadl bin 'Abbas reported that a woman from Khath`am said to the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w., "O Messenger of Allah! The rite of Hajj which Allah ordained upon His servants has become obligatory upon my father, but he is too old to ride a camel. May I perform Hajj on his behalf?" He answered, "Yes".
Another Hadith narrated by Ibn `Abbas classified Hajj as a debt to Allah.
A woman asked the Prophet Muhammad SAW, if she should perform Hajj for her mother who vowed to perform Hajj for the sake of Allah but had died. The Prophet SAW said: "Perform Hajj for her. Have you seen that if she has a debt, you would have paid for her?" She said: "Yes." He said: "So pay it. For Allah has more right to be paid."
What is Hajj?
Hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam duties incumbent on every Muslim. Literally the word "Hajj" means heading for an honorable person or place and legally Hajj means worshipping Allah by performing the Hajj rituals, which are defined as specific acts performed at a specific time and place in a specific way. As mentioned in Surah Al-Imran verse 96:
"Verily, the first House among all marked for worship for people is that which is in Makkah abounding in blessings and a guide for the entire world."
If a person dies without performing Hajj as an Islamic obligation or as a vow, it is then obligatory upon his successor to charge someone to perform Hajj on his behalf and to finance his journey from the deceased person's money.
What are the Shariah rulings in performing Hajj?
The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said:-
"The Hajj which is accepted will receive no other reward than Paradise ."
"He who performs Hajj and neither spoke indecently nor did he act wickedly would return free of sin as on the (very first) day his mother born him."
"O people, Allah made Hajj obligatory for you; so perform Hajj. Thereupon a person said, `Messenger of Allah, (is it to be performed) every year?' He (the Holy Prophet) kept quiet, and the man repeated (these words) thrice, whereupon Allah's Messenger said, `If I were to say: yes, it would become obligatory (for you to perform it every year) and you would not be able to do it."
Hajj by Proxy offered by HLM Takaful
At HLM Takaful, we provide Hajj by Proxy service in appointing someone to perform Hajj on behalf of the deceased or the unfit person in the event of Death or Total Permanent Disability (TPD) for our Participants.
What is the different between Hajj by Proxy service offered by HLM Takaful and other travel agency?
Our Hajj by Proxy service is offered via an official appointed representative, TH Travel & Services Sdn. Bhd. Only qualified personnel can execute Hajj by Proxy which will be selected by TH Travel & Services Sdn. Bhd. The permissibility of this service is fully recognized and approved by the Malaysian Government.