The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ritual 109

It is necessary that the principal must be Muslim. Thus, acting as agent for an infidel is invalid, even if the infidel has died while still enjoying some wealth. If his heir is a Muslim, it is not obligatory on him to appoint an agent to perform an obligatory pilgrimage for the deceased.

As for an enemy of Ahlul Bait (the Household of the Prophet ‘s.a.w.’), acting as agent for him, it is not in order, except that it is permissible for a son of such a person himself to perform an obligatory pilgrimage for his father; for the other relatives there is ishkal (problem). However, there is no harm in performing pilgrimage and dedicating its reward (thawab) to a relative.