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    Question ID: 150167Country: INDIA

    Title: Not Praying and Kufr

    Question: In a video I have heard a scholar say that if a person whether a man or a woman, only prays namaz during Ramadan but does not pray the rest of the year is a Kafir. Is it true that if a person does not offer namaz the whole year but only prays during the month of Ramadan is a Kafir?

    Answer ID: 150167

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 650/530/D=7/1438)

    It is major sin to miss fardh salah. Though, it is severe sin to miss the salah but it does not make a man kafir. However, missing the salah (not offering) is the practice of kafir. That is why Hadith says: whoever leaves salah intentionally he committed kufr.

    من ترك الصلاة متعمدا فقد كفر .

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India