Hajj and Umrah Badal


Hajj is a mandatory religious duty in Islam that must be carried out at least once in a lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey. However, the Prophet’s Sunnah clarified that a substitute/proxy is permissible and in some situations compulsory. Hence, a person may perform the Hajj by proxy, appointing a relative, a friend, or any individual who has already completed their own Hajj to go on the pilgrimage as a “stand-in” for him or her. This is what we know as Hajj Badal. 

Hajj Badal may be performed for another individual as a result of:

  • The passing away of the individual before completing Hajj
  • Inability to perform Hajj due to old age
  • An ongoing illness for which there is no hope of cure
  • Any other legitimate reason (e.g. legal issues etc.)

Umrah Badal

‘Umrah Badal’, similar to Hajj Badal, is where an individual performs Umrah on another person’s behalf. However, whilst Hajj is a compulsory obligation, Umrah is optional but very much encouraged and extremely rewarding.

A woman came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said, “My mother had vowed to perform Hajj but she died before performing it. May I perform Hajj on my mother’s behalf?”. The Prophet (ﷺ) replied, “Perform Hajj on her behalf. Had there been a debt on your mother, would you have paid it or not? So, pay Allah’s debt as He has more right to be paid.”

The individual appointed to perform Hajj Badal must have already completed his/her own obligatory Hajj prior. Thus, Lands of Haram will assign experienced & qualified learners of knowledge, from the University of Madinah or the University of Makkah, to perform the ritual on your behalf, in the most authentic manner according to the Qur’an and Sunnah.

All our Hajj and Umrahs are performed under the direct supervision of an executive Shari’a committee that is present in the holy land. Our Sharia committee, which consists of qualified and specialized Islamic scholars train, visit and inspect candidate eligibility and document the entire process.

Yes, the expense of the sacrifice is included in the cost.

At Lands of Haram, we believe in complete transparency, therefore, wherever possible, we try to fulfil and satisfy all requests to the best of our ability. Upon booking an Umrah Badal, you shall receive a receipt and confirmation email to verify your order, we then ask for 7 to 10 days to allow us to complete the Umrah. Educated and qualified representatives are then appointed to complete the Umrah.

Those that will be representing from Makkah shall make the intention at Masjid Aisha, whilst individuals representing you from Madinah shall make the intention at Masjid Dhul Hulayfah. Picture/video evidence of which will be provided so you can rest assured that the intention has been made for yourselves or your loved ones. Photographic/video proof shall also be provided either at the start or end of tawaf and finally once again upon the completion of the 7 rounds of Safa and Marwa to certify the fulfilment of the Umrah.

Hajj and Umrah Badal