Maliks Muwatta Book 018, Hadith Number 043.

Section : The Vow to Fast, and Fasting for the Dead.

Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard that Abdullah ibn Umar used to be asked, "an some one fast for some one else, or do the prayer for some one else?" and he would reply, "No one can fast or do the prayer for anyone else."

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