Friday, July 20, 2012
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (Hafidhahullaah)
Q. What is the ruling of the one who fasts the blessed (month of) Ramadhan without praying at all with no (legislated) excuse, knowing that we have advised him many times, but he has not listened?
The one who waste the prayer, the fast nor any other action is considered sound (i.e. accepted) from him. That is because the one who abandons the prayer has disbelieved & the action that comes from the disbeliever is not sound (i.e. accepted). The prayer is the second pillar from the pillars of Islaam & the fast is the fourth pillar. Therefore the prayer is given precedence over the fast & it is the pillar of Islaam.