Performing Hajj on behalf of a

Q 3: A man gave 2,000 Riyals to one of his relatives to find someone who could perform Hajj by proxy for one of his late grandparents. They looked around for someone, but nobody would agree to do it; maybe due to the lateness of the request. Someone promised to do it, but after the 5th of Dhul-Hijjah, he traveled to perform Hajj by proxy for someone else, paid for by different fund. He did so without telling the relative to whom the money had been entrusted until it was too late for him to find someone else, so he took his own family to perform Hajj and made the intention to perform it on behalf of the person he had been asked to find someone to deputize for. He made the intention to perform Hajj on his behalf and spent the money on the Hajj expenses. Was it permissible for him to do so? It should be noted that the relative of the deceased, who entrusted him did not mind him performing Hajj on behalf of his relative. Should he obtain their permission now or give them the money back and make the intention to perform Hajj for himself, or what he should do?

A: If the reality is as mentioned, his performing Hajj with the stated money is permissible and there nothing wrong with it. The Hajj performed falls to the one on whose behalf it was intended to be made. The person who has done it will be thanked and rewarded for it, if Allah wills, for his effort, his keenness to help the one who delegated this task and the acceptance of the proxy-givers of his doing it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.