A proxy in Hajj facing shortage or surplus of money

Q 1: My husband (may Allah be merciful to him) passed away. I would like to commission someone to perform Hajj on his behalf this year. Is it permissible for the one who will perform Hajj on behalf of my husband to receive a financial payment in compensation for his efforts, apart from the money for the transportation, food, drink, and other requirements? Please advise us, and may Allah reward you with the best.

A: It is permissible for the person who is commissioned to perform Hajj on behalf of another to receive compensation for it, even if this is more than what they have actually spent on the transportation, food, drink, and other necessities required to perform Hajj. It is prescribed that their intention should be to participate in doing good, and should try to perform whatever acts of ‘Ibadah (worship) that Allah may help them observe while in Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah). Their intention should not be just to receive the money. (Part No. 11; Page No. 61) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.