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Making Du'aa for Grandparents That Died upon Shirk
Question:

I had grandparents that died, whilst they were upon Shirk, so is it upon me to seek forgiveness for them, or not?
Answer:

All praise is due to Allaah alone and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon His Messenger and his family and his Companions.

It is not permissible for a Muslim to seek forgiveness for his grandparents, or other than them, if they died upon Shirk, due to His Saying, the Most High:

To proceed:

{It is not (proper) for the Prophet and those who believe to ask Allh's Forgiveness for the Mushrikn (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allh) even though they be of kin, after it has become clear to them that they are the dwellers of the Fire (because they died in a state of disbelief).} [At-Tawbah (9):113]

And success is with Allaah and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon our Prophet and his family and Companions.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Shaykh `Abdullah bin Ghudayaan
Shaykh `Abdur-Razzaaq al-`Afeefee
Fataawa, vol.3, p.305, Maktabah Maaarif, Riyaadh 1412H
Translated by Abu Maryam Taariq bin 'Ali
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