Does a Mushrik (one who associates others with Allah in His divinity or worship) who commits major shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship that takes the Muslim out of Islam) have a right to inherit or be inherited from?
It is worth mentioning that this person has been receiving advice for years, but he still believes in the dead Awliya' (pious people) and insists on his Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship). Please advise, may Allah reward you!
If a person dies in the state of major Shirk, they should be regarded as Kafir (disbeliever). Accordingly, it is not permissible for their believing relatives to inherit from them, to offer Funeral Prayer for them, to bury them in Muslim cemeteries, or even to ask Allah to forgive them. This is because Allah (Exalted be He) states:
It is not (proper) for the Prophet and those who believe to ask Allâh’s Forgiveness for the Mushrikûn (polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh), 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).
The Prophet (peace be upon him) also stated: (Part No. 16; Page No. 549)
Neither a Muslim inherits from a Kafir, nor a Kafir from a Muslim.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.