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Performing Hajj on behalf of a Mushrik and asking Allaah to forgive Him
Question:

A person who never observes fasting nor prays in his life, and he makes offerings to Jinn, trees, as though they are idols, and dies on this condition. Is it permissible for his relative to perform Hajj on his behalf, or ask Allaah to forgive him?
Answer:

He who dies in the condition as described in the question is considered a Mushrik, who has committed a major Shirk. It is not permissible to perform Hajj on his behalf, nor ask Allaah to forgive him. Allaah, the Exalted, says: It is not for the Prophet nor for those who believe that they should seek forgiveness for the idolaters, even though they may be their kinsmen, after it has become clear to them that they are the people of Hell-Fire. [1] The Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said in the authentic Hadith: I asked my Lord to permit me to visit my mother's grave, and He permitted me, and I asked His permission to seek forgiveness for her, but He did not permit me [2]

[1] At-Tawbah 9:113 [2] Muslim no. 976

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