Hajj on behalf of mother who never prayed
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Question: Is it permissible for a daughter
to perform Hajj and give in charity on behalf of her deceased
mother, knowing that the mother did not pray during her life.
What is the legal ruling in this, knowing that this daughter
upholds that which is Islaamically required of her from the
pillars of Islaam?
Whoever intentionally leaves off praying because he does not
think it is obligatory, then he has committed kufr
according to the concensus of the Scholars. And whoever leaves
off praying due to laziness and neglect, then he has (also)
according to the majority of the two opinions of the Scholars,
due to the saying of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam):
((The covenant that is between us
and them [the disbelievers] is the prayer. Whoever abandons
it has committed kufr))
in addition to other evidences from the Qur.aan and the Sunnah
in this matter.
based upon this, it is not permissible to perform Hajj nor
to give in charity on behalf of anyone who has died and did
not used to pray, just as one cannot perform Hajj nor give
in charity on behalf of any of the kuffaar.
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa,
'Abdul-'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh
Abdullaah ibn Ghudayyaan;
'Abdullaah ibn Qu'ood
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa.
- Volume 11, Page 113, Question 2 of Fatwa No.6178