Is it permissible to perform Tawaaf (not the Tawaaf performed in Hajj or Umra) on behalf of some else (dead or alive) ?
It is permissible to perform Tawaf or other physical or financial forms of Ibadaat on behalf of others.
Tawaf is a physical form of Ibadah, hence it would be permissible to perform Tawaf on behalf of others. It is not necessary that Tawaf should only be performed on behalf of a deceased. Tawaf may be performed on behalf of a living person as well.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America