Q 6: a person performed all the rituals of Hajj except Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation around the Ka`bah in Hajj) and died. Is it permissible for someone else to perform Tawaf on his behalf or not?

A: Tawaf-ul-Ifadah can not be done by another person on behalf of the person who performed all the rituals of Hajj except this Tawaf and died. Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both them) narrated: While a man was standing with the Prophet (peace be upon him), he fell off his camel which broke his neck and he died. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Wash him with water and Sidr (lote tree/ lotus jujube); shroud him in his garments; do not apply perfume to his shroud; and do not cover his head. He shall be resurrected on the Day of Judgment pronouncing Talbiyah. Related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim and the Hadith Compilers (Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhy, Al-Nasa'y, and Ibn Majah).The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not order or appoint someone to do Tawaf on behalf of the dead person. Rather, he said that this man would be resurrected on the Day of Judgment pronouncing Talbiyah because he remained in the state of Ihram.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Mani` `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz