Q: Can I pay hiring price to a person who is going to hajj so that he hires somebody there in Saudi Arabia to perform hajj on my behalf? If that is possible, how would be my hajj in the viewpoint of shari‘ah?
A: If you have istita’ah and are able to go yourself to perform hajj, the mentioned hajj does not replace your obligatory one. But, if you have previously acquired istita’ah but did not go to hajj and you are not capable of performing it, you are obliged to hire a na’ib while there is no objection to give the power of attorney to another person to hire the same. Furthermore, if you like to hire somebody to perform mustaḥabb hajj for you, you can appoint another person as your agent to hire him.