Is it permissible for a daughter to do Hajj and give charity on behalf of her deceased mother, knowing that the mother did not pray when she was alive?.
Praise be to Allaah.
The one who does not pray because he denies that it is
obligatory is a kaafir according to scholarly consensus. The one who does
not pray out of negligence and laziness is a kaafir according to the more
correct of the two scholarly opinions, because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The covenant that stands between us
and them is prayer; whoever gives it up is a kaafir.” And there is other
evidence to that effect from the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Based on that, it is
not permissible to do Hajj or give charity on behalf of someone who has died
and did not pray, just as it is not permissible to do Hajj and give charity
on behalf of any other kaafir.
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send
blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq
‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Qa’ood.