When performing Hajj on behalf of another person, it is sufficient to have the intention of performing Hajj by proxy, it is not necessary to mention the name of the person the Hajj is being performed for. The person does not have to mention the name of your father, his father, or his mother. If he just mentions your father’s name when entering Ihram (the ritual state for Hajj and ‘Umrah), while performing the Talbiyah (devotional expressions chanted at certain times during Hajj and ‘Umrah), or while slaughtering the animal for Tamattu‘ Hajj (combining Hajj and ‘Umrah with a break in between) in case of Tamattu‘ or Qiran Hajj (combining Hajj and ‘Umrah simultaneously), that would be good. This is according to
the Hadith related by
Ibn Majah, and it was classed as Sahih (a Hadith that has been transmitted by people known for their uprightness and exactitude; free from eccentricity and blemish) by
on the authority of
Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said,
“The Prophet (peace be upon him) heard a man say, ‘Labbayk (Here I am at Your Service O Allah) on behalf of Shubrumah.’ He (peace be upon him) asked, ‘Who is Shubrumah?’ He replied, ‘A brother’ or ‘a relative of mine.’ He (peace be upon him) asked, ‘Have you performed Hajj for yourself?’ He said, ‘No.’ He (peace be upon him) said, ‘Perform Hajj for yourself, and then perform it on behalf of Shubrumah.’”
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.