If a Muslim has a relative, be it an ill father or mother who is unable to perform Hajj, based on the health condition, then he should try to find a person who has already done his/her obligatory Hajj and let him/her perform Hajj on their behalf. All scholars agree on this: a person who does Hajj on behalf of another should have performed his own obligatory Hajj.

Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada , states:

Ideally, according to all the scholars, a person who is performing Hajj on behalf of someone else must have performed Hajj on his own behalf first. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) told someone who was intending to perform Hajj on behalf of another relative that he should do so for himself first and then perform Hajj another time on behalf of his relative.