Is it permissible for a daughter to perform Hajj and give Sadaqah (voluntary charity) on behalf of her deceased mother, even though her mother never performed Salah (Prayer) during her lifetime?
What is the ruling of the Shari‘ah (Islamic law) on this, bearing in mind that the daughter upholds the Pillars of Islam?
Anyone who does not perform Salah because of denying its obligation, has committed Kufr (disbelief) according to Ijma‘ (the consensus of scholars). Anyone who does not perform Salah out of negligence and laziness, has committed Kufr according to the more preponderant of the two opinions of the scholars, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“The covenant between us and them is Salah, whoever abandons it has disbelieved.”
There is also other evidence to that effect in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. It is therefore, impermissible, to perform Hajj or give Sadaqah on behalf of someone who dies persisting in not offering Salah, in the same way as it is impermissible to do so on behalf of all other Kafirs (disbelievers).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.