Hajj for deceased mother but not for deceased father
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Question: I performed Hajj on behalf of
my mother after her death, and did not perform Hajj for my
father after his death. So is there any sin upon me for having
left off performing Hajj for my father?
There is no sin upon you for having left off performing Hajj
for your father. This is because it is not obligatory upon
you to perform Hajj on his behalf. However, from honouring
and being good (to your father) is to perform Hajj on his
behalf, as this is incorporated in the general statement of
ihsaan (doing good) which Allaah has commanded in His saying:
be dutiful to your parents}, [Soorah
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa,
'Abdul-'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh
Abdullaah ibn Ghudayyaan;
'Abdullaah ibn Qu'ood
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa.
- Volume 11, Page 54, Fatwa No.1753