Performing Hajj on behalf of a person committing an act of Shirk

A: Anyone who dies in the state mentioned in the question, are considered to have committed major Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship). It is not permissible to perform Hajj for them or to ask Allah to grant them forgiveness. This is based on the Ayah (Qur’anic verse) in which Allah (Glorified be He) says (what means): 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). It was authentically reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “I sought my Lord’s Permission to ask forgiveness for my mother, but He did not grant it to me. I sought His Permission to visit her grave, and He granted this to me.” (Related by Muslim in his Sahih [Book of Authentic Hadith]) This was because the Prophet’s mother died in Jahiliyyah (pre-Islamic time of ignorance) and not as a Muslim.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.