So let's just say that I want to pray fajr namaaz for someone I care for who doesn't read namaaz. If I read 2 farz namaaz on behalf of this person, would the Salah be accepted for the person or is there no point of praying Salah on behalf of another person?

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I am assuming that the person is still alive. In this case it is not possible for you to discharge the obligation of Salah on their behalf, if you do so it will still remain due on them.

وأن ليس للإنسان إلا ما سعى

And that there is not for man except that for which he strives

Quran 53:39

وأجمعوا أن لا يصلي أحد عن أحد

And there is consensus that no one can pray on behalf of someone else

Tafsir al-Qurtubi

لا يصوم أحد عن أحد ولا يصلي أحد عن أحد

No one can fast or do the prayer for anyone else

Muwatta Malik

  • Can someone do Hajj on the behalf of someone who has died? I heard It's a thing allowed in the Hanafi Fiqh. Is it?
    – user44632
    Jan 29, 2022 at 17:19
  • @SyedMohammadSannan Comments are for clarifications on the answer, not for asking tangential questions. Generally performing Hajj on behalf of a deceased is at least permissible according to not just the Hanafis but also other schools of thought. The Shafi'is and Hanbalis consider it to be obligatory to do so if it was obligatory on the deceased. And the Hanafis and Malikis consider it permissible. There are ahadith on that such as: sunnah.com/bukhari:1852
    – UmH
    Jan 31, 2022 at 6:27
  • I understand now, may Allah bless you for answering.
    – user44632
    Feb 1, 2022 at 8:44

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