CHAPTER: ONE MAY PERFORM HAJJ ON BEHALF OF THE MAIMED THE OLD AND THE DECEASED
'Abdullah b. 'Abbas reported that while al-Fadl b. Abbas had been riding behind Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) a women of the tribe of Khath'am came to him (to the Prophet) asking for a religious verdict. Fadl looked at her and she looked at him. Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) turned the face of al-Fadl to the other side. She said: Messenger of Allaah, there is an obligation from Allaah upon His servants in regard to Hajj. (But) my father is an aged man; he is incapable of riding safely. May I perform Hajj on his behalf? He said: Yes. It was during the Farewell Pilgrimage.
Fadl reported that a woman of Banu Khath'am said: Messenger of Allaah, my father is very old. There is an old obligation of Hajj upon him from Allaah, but he is not capable of sitting on the back of the camel. Thereupon Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Perform Hajj on his behalf.