my mother is seventy-five years old and she has not performed the obligatory duty of Hajj yet.
I work as a clerk in a company and my employer has not allowed me to take her to Hajj up to the present time, bearing in mind that she is suffering from some illnesses and old age. Please advise me and may Allah reward you with the best. Also, is it permissible for me to pay another person to perform Hajj on her behalf? May Allah reward you!
If your mother is suffering from an illness that she is more likely not to recover from, and she cannot perform Hajj due to it, it is permissible to deputize someone to perform Hajj on her behalf, as it has been authentically reported on the authority of
Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) that
“A woman from the tribe of Khath‘am came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! The obligation of Hajj enjoined by Allah has become due on my father when he is an old man, cannot sit firm on the back of the mount. He (peace be upon him) replied, ‘Perform Hajj on his behalf.’”
However, if she is able to perform Hajj, it is obligatory upon her to perform it with one of her Mahrams (spouse or unmarriageable relative) who agrees to accompany her. (Part No. 11; Page No. 75) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.