Fulfilling a Hajj obligation

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Question:

A man will perform Hajj on behalf of someone and all the expenses will be met by the other person. He was told that he must do Hajj Al-Qiraan and must keep on his Ihraam until he has completed his Hajj. He will be arriving in Makkah 40 days before Hajj commences. Is he compelled to do this? Can he not remove his Ihraam and perform other type of Hajj, either At-Tamattu' or Al-Ifraad? 
Fatwa:
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, may Allah exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.
 
If a person appoints someone to perform Hajj on his behalf and sets a condition on him to make Hajj Al-Qiraan (making the intention of consecutively performing 'Umrah and Hajj at the same time in the same season without coming out from the state of Ihraam after concluding his 'Umrah) then he has to comply with this condition. Allah says (interpretation of meaning): {O you who believe! Fulfil (your) obligations….}[Quran 5:1]. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) said: "Muslims must keep to the conditions they have agreed upon." [Abu Daawood] However, if he fails to adhere to the condition and made Hajj At-Tamattu' (making 'Umrah in the Hajj season and then performing Hajj in the same year assuming the state of Ihraam for each one) he has to reimburse the person who sponsored him to perform Hajj on his behalf, the amount of money that he had spent from the time he made 'Umrah until the time he wears Ihraam to make Hajj on the 8th day of Thul-Hijjah. Imaam Ibn Qudaamah, may Allah have mercy on him, said in Al-Mughni: 'If someone is appointed to perform Hajj Al-Qiraan but performed Hajj Al-Ifraad or Hajj At-Tamattu' then the Hajj is correct, however, he has to reimburse the sponsor whatever he spent for the period in which he failed to comply with the condition, like in the case of At-Tamattu' or from the time he failed to wear Ihraam from the Meeqaat in order to perform a given ritual (until the time he wears Ihraam for Hajj)."
Finally, we draw the attention of the questioner that a person should not perform Hajj on behalf of another unless he has performed Hajj for himself. When the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) heard a man who said 'Labbayka Allahumma on behalf of Shubruma, which means: 'O Allah in response to your call I perform Hajj on behalf of Shubruma,' he told him: "And who is Shubruma?" The man replied: 'He is my brother, or he is my relative.' The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) asked him: "Did you perform your obligatory Hajj?" The man said: 'No'. So the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) told him: "Perform your obligatory Hajj first and then you can perform Hajj on behalf of Shubruma." [Abu Daawood]
Allah Knows best.

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