Rules of Appointing a Proxy
it conditional for the validity of deputation that the proxy be known in person
by the mandator?
If the would-be proxy was not known, the deputation
is not in order. However, if he was known but the mandator does not know him in
person, as in the case of appointing someone who is known by someone else, the
deputation is in order.
Q.2 Is deputising organisations in order?
If the deputation is made for a certain title within the organisation,
such as its head, it is in order, even though the holder of the title may change
from time to time. The same ruling goes for any other title within the
organisation. Otherwise, deputising the organisation per se is not in order.
Q.3 Is it permissible for one person to be the deputy of both the
parties to a sales agreement?
There is no harm in it.
A group of pilgrims co-opted a pilgrim to be their deputy to buy a sacrificial
sheep for each one of them. Is it obligatory on him to appoint the sheep of each
one of them when buying and slaughtering take place, or purchasing the number of
sheep required and slaughtering them without appointing, would suffice?
It is necessary that the name of each pilgrim be pronounced when
slaughtering the sheep that belongs to him takes place.
hajj pilgrims form committees to shoulder the responsibility of slaughtering
sacrificial sheep. This is done to minimise the numbers going to the
slaughterhouse, and thus lessening the chances of pilgrims getting separated
from their fellow pilgrims. Since it is either impossible of difficult to take
portions of the carcass for every pilgrim to eat some of it, where does this
leave those who take it upon themselves to act as proxies for other pilgrims,
[should they fail to carry back a share of the carcass]?
patently evident that it is not obligatory on the pilgrim to eat part of the
carcass of the sheep he sacrificed.