I read that you can perform Hajj in behalf of someone only if he/she is old or suffering from a sickness from which there is no hope of recovery.

Source: https://islamqa.info/en/65641

My question is: How old does that person have to be? If he/she is over 50, does that count as old age? Would that mean I can perform hajj in behalf of that person? What is the minimum age someone has to be, such that he can send someone else to perform hajj for him?

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I don't think there's a minimum age, it's rather related to capability : you can be a 60 years old healthy man or a 40 years old fragile person (who could suffer doing the Hadj)

So, it's more about someone being true to himself and knowing his capacity to accomplish the Hadj or not.

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