Q: A person was financially able and has booked for hajj and now it is the time to depart but is prevented by his physician from going to hajj due to an illness or old age.
A) Is he still mustati‘ and hajj is obligatory for him?
B) Can he hire another person to go for hajj on his behalf during his life?
A: a) He is not mustati‘.
b) Hiring another person is not mandatory.