Q. Please advise me on the matter of sisters over 45 years of age going to perform the hajj without a mahram. I would also like to know if we can do qurbani, hajj, umrah and tawaf on behalf of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
A. Sisters over the age of 45 years must perform hajj with a Mahram. The ahadith regarding this are very clear, and upon this the authentic and reliable scholars have ruled. (Kitabul Fatawas vol.4 pg. 41 Zam Zam publishers Karachi 2008)
It is permissible to do Qurbani, hajj, umrah and tawaf for our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAS). These are not done due to a ‘right’ upon the followers. Instead, they are being done so that the blessings can go to the Prophet (SAS).
(See- Raddul Muhtar vol.2 pg. 244- cChapter on Janaza Salaah- H.M. Saeed Karachi)
(Ilaa’us Sunan- Chapter on Adhiya (Sacrifice) (Sacrificing on behalf of the deceased)).
(-Fatawa Mahmoodiya vol. 17 pg. 332(Idara Al Faruq Karachi)).
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan