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Can the man who calls upon other than Allaah be inherited from?

A man prays, and fasts and he performs all the Pillars of Islaam, but with all of this, he calls upon other than Allaah - such that he seeks intercession with the awliyaa and he seeks help from them and he holds as his aqeedah that they are able to bring about benefits and repel harmful matters. So please inform us, may Allaah reward you with good, as to whether his children inherit from him, (his children who are) people who make the Tawheed of Allaah and who do not associate anything as a partner with Allaah? And also what is their ruling?

Whoever prays and fasts and comes with the Pillars of Islaam – except that he seeks deliverance from the dead ones and those who are absent and from the angels and the like of that – then he is a mushrik (a person of shirk). So therefore he is advised, and if he does not accept and he persists upon that until he dies then he is a mushrik with shirk akbar (major shirk) which takes him out of the religion of Islaam.

So he is not washed nor is he prayed over with the funeral prayer nor is he buried in the graveyards of the Muslims nor is he supplicated for asking for forgiveness nor do his sons or his parents or his brothers inherit from him - those who are people of Tawheed – nor the like of them from those who are Muslim – due to their differing with him in the religion.

This is according to the statement of the Prophet sal Allahu alaiyhi wa sallam:

The Muslim does not inherit from the disbeliever, nor does the disbeliever from the Muslim.

Related by Bukhaari (8/11) and Muslim (Imaam Nawaawee’s explanation of Muslim) (11/52)

And with Allaah is the tawfeeq. And may peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, Muhammad and upon his family and Companions

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Shaykh `Abdullah bin Ghudayaan
Shaykh `Abdullaah bin Qu`ood
Shaykh `Abdur-Razzaaq al-`Afeefee
Fatwa 6972 p 107 volume 1 of the Fatawa of the Permanent Committee
Translated by Abu Abdir Rahmaan ibn Najam
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