Going to Hajj With Other's Money
Can one perform Umrah and Hajj on behalf of a dead person as well as living person? Are there any conditions as Hajj is to be performed by one’s own money so how can another person perform Hajj on behalf of someone else?
The answer is yes you can perform the Hajj on behalf of somebody else when that person is dead, on one condition that you yourself already have performed the Hajj, and the evidence for this is that the Prophet Mohammed (Peace and blessings be upon him) heard a man saying, "Labbaik Allahumma 'An Shubrumah"; "Oh Allah here I am before your hands performing the Hajj on behalf of Shubrumah". So the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) asked the man, "Did you perform the Hajj yourself first?" he said, "No". He (Peace and blessings be upon him) said "First of all perform the Hajj yourself, then you can make the Hajj on behalf of Shubrumah". So it is permissible to perform Hajj on behalf of any Muslim who passed away.
Making Hajj on behalf of someone who is still alive, if he is fit health-wise, you cannot, he has to go by himself or herself. If he is sick and old, very old, so traveling and all this things difficult for him then yes you can perform the Hajj on his behalf. The evidence and proof for that: a woman asked the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him), "My father is so old, feeble, weak, he cannot stand on the back of a camel, can I perform the Hajj on his behalf?", he said, "yes you can".
Some people are under the impression that you have to do the Hajj from your own money, this is not true. If someone comes and gives me money and said go and do the Hajj then the Hajj is correct. This is Rizq and provision and sustenance and a gift from Allah, so if you want to go and do the Hajj but you are unable financially and a person gives you money, by all means you go. You can’t say it has to be from my own money.
Sheikh Salem Al-Amry