Leaving prayer in Islam
Allah has commanded the Muslims to pray the five daily prayers. It belongs to the five pillars of Islam. When a person leaves one of the five obligatory prayers, it is deemed a great thing.
There are different opinions about what the effect is if a person leaves prayer.
- "It is haram to leave a prayer"
- "It is not recommended to leave a prayer"
- "It is disbelief to deny a prayer, but not when leaving it"
- "It is disbelief if a person leaves prayer outside its appointed time"
The correct opinion as to leaving the prayer is that it is disbelief (Kufr). Even if someone would acknowledge the obligation of it. When the prayer is deliberately not prayed outside the appointed time, that is Kufr. That is according to the agreement of the Companions, tabi'een and atba tabi'een (Salaf Saliheen).