Q: Can I give niyabah money to somebody who is going to hajj in order to find and hire a na’ib there to perform hajj on my behalf? What is the ruling on my hajj then?
A: If you have istita‘ah and can perform hajj, that is not enough to replace your obligatory hajj. But, if hajj has become obligatory for you, yet you have not performed it and now you are not able to, you should hire a na’ib and there is no objection to giving the power of attorney to somebody else to hire someone for you. Moreover, if you like to hire a na’ib to perform a mustaḥabb hajj for you, you can give the power of attorney to another person to do so on your behalf.