If the bequeathed money is not enough to fulfill the will every year, money should be gathered every two years to make up the difference


Q 3: Our grandfather bequeathed two thousand riyals to be paid annually for the performance of Hajj on his behalf. The problem is that only few people accept to perform Hajj. Some ask for more money to perform Hajj, while others may be satisfied with this sum, yet they do not perform the rites of Hajj in the manner the Prophet (peace be upon him) had performed it. I face the same difficulty every year. (Part No. 16; Page No. 357) Shaykh `Aly `Amir (may Allah be merciful to him) used to help us in this regard. Now I do not find anyone to help me. Shall I spend the money in charity on his behalf instead of looking for someone to perform Hajj for him?

A: If you do not find someone to perform Hajj on behalf of your grandfather due to the fact that the money offered for Hajj is little, you should collect the money which has to be paid for two or more years and give it to someone who will perform Hajj on his behalf. Based on the proofs mentioned in the preceding question, it is not necessary to perform Hajj on his behalf annually. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.