My mother is seventy-five years

Q: My mother suffers from diabetes and she has made the intention to perform Hajj, but the Sudanese authorities have refused to give her permission to travel, unless she is escorted by a Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative). Am I permitted to perform the obligation of Hajj on her behalf?

A: If your mother is not strong enough to perform Hajj by herself, as a result of an incurable disease or weakness due to old age, you may perform Hajj and ‘Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) on her behalf, provided that you have already performed Hajj and ‘Umrah for yourself. However, if her illness or weakness is due to a temporary curable illness, it is not valid for you to perform Hajj or ‘Umrah on her behalf. If the impediment is being denied permission by the authorities to travel due to lack of a Mahram to accompany her, she is not obligated to perform Hajj until a Mahram is available to go with her. (Part No. 11; Page No. 76) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.