Umrah and Hajj Badal ?

Umrah and/or Hajj Badal

What is that ?

Performing pilgrimage by proxy, i.e. on behalf of a person who is unable to perform pilgrimage for the following reasons :

Incurable illness*

Old age*

Permanent disability*


Therefore, a third person can perform this act of prayer on their behalf.

* Not being allowed to perform the pilgrimage.

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas : A woman from the tribe of Juhaina came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said, , “My mother had vowed to perform Hajj but she died before performing it. May I perform Hajj on my mother’s behalf ?” The Prophet (ﷺ) replied, “Perform Hajj on her behalf. Had there been a debt on your mother, would you have paid it or not ? So, pay Allah’s debt as He has more right to be paid.”

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari
Who is responsible for performing

Umrah and/or
Hajj Badal

Performing Umrah and/or Hajj on behalf of disabled or deceased persons is carried out through a group of students of Juridical Sciences (Talab al-‘Ilm) at Saudi universities.

They are recruited through our local partner. The recruitment of these candidates is done through a very precise set of specifications. Each recruitment is preceded by tests and individual interviews.

During the performance of Umrah or Hajj by proxy, the geographical location of the students performing Umrah or Hajj by proxy is determined and their location is monitored during each rite.

How perform

Umrah and/or
Hajj Badal performed ?

To perform the pilgrimage « by proxy », you must indicate the name of the person in question as well as the name of his/her father.

For example : You want to perform Umrah by proxy for your deceased father. Your father’s name was Muhammad and your grandfather’s name was Selman. When you arrive at Makkah, the pilgrim performing Umrah for your father will recite the following prayer :

labbayka Allahumma ‘Omra ‘an Muhammad ibn Selmân
This means, « Allah, I answer your call by performing an Umrah for Muhammad, the son of Selman »

If you do not know your grandfather’s name, your father’s name and surname will suffice, Inshallah.