Tawaaf for another
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Salaam Burhan Bahi
My questions is simple. Can some person perform tawf for another person regardless of being related by blood? Also can a man perform for tawf for a women also regardless of relation? Please advise according to the Quran, Sunnah and Hadith.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Ibn 'Abbas narrates that a woman from the tribe of Johainah came to the Prophet (SAWS) and said: "My mother had vowed to perform Hajj but she died before fulfilling her vow, should I perform Hajj on her behalf?” The Prophet (SAWS) said: "Yes, perform Hajj on her behalf. Would you not pay off any debts your mother might have left behind upon her death? Pay off what you owe to Allah, for He is most deserving of settlement of His debt."
Related by Bukhari.
Al-Fadl ibn 'Abbas narrated that: "A woman of Khath'am came to the Messenger of Allah and said, 'O Prophet of Allah (saws)! Allah has prescribed Hajj for His servants. (Now that) I am grown up, I find that my father is an old man, and he cannot ride on the camel (for long). Should I perform Hajj on his behalf?' The Prophet (saws) said: 'Yes.'" This happened during the Farewell Hajj.
Related by Bukhari, Muslim, Ibn Maajah, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi.
In light of the above authentic narrations, the majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that when one is permitted to do the whole pilgrimage on behalf of another, there is absolutely no harm if one wishes to perform the tawaaf on behalf of his believing brother or sister, regardless of whether one is a mehram or not.
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Your Brother in Islam,