106590: He did all the actions of Hajj except tawaaf al-ifaadah, then he died. Can tawaaf be done on his behalf?


What is the ruling on a person who did all the actions of Hajj apart from tawaaf al-ifaadah, then he died? Can tawaaf be done on his behalf or not?.

Praise be to Allaah.

If a person did all the actions of Hajj apart from tawaaf al-ifaadah, then he died before that, tawaaf should not be done on his behalf, because Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: Whilst a man was standing with the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), he fell from his mount and broke his neck and died. They mentioned that to the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and he said: “Wash him with water and lotus leaves, and shroud him in his two garments, but do not perfume his body or cover his head, for Allah, may He be exalted, will raise him on the Day of Resurrection reciting the Talbiyah.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, Muslim and the authors of al-Sunan. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) did not say that tawaaf should be done on his behalf; rather he stated that Allah would raise him on the Day of Resurrection reciting the Talbiyah, because he remained in his ihram as he did not do tawaaf and tawaaf was not done on his behalf. 

And Allah is the source of strength; may Allah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and Companions. End quote. 

Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas. 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Munayyi’  

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