How to deal with the Disobedient Elderly Person | Shaikh Abdur-Razzaq al-Badr

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Translated by Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi) [source: www.al-badr.net] How to Deal With the Elderly Person Who Does Not Pray or Commits Acts of Disobedience Question to Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr: ”How is the elderly person dealt with, if he does not establish the prayer or if he commits some of the (acts) of disobedience? Answer: We know from what has preceded (ie in the lecture) that the elderly person has rights due to his old age; the rights of the elderly, even if he is not a Muslim, then how about the one who abandons the prayer completely? This (person) is a disbeliever due to the saying of the Messenger (‘alayhi salat wasallam): ”the covenant between us and them is the prayer, so whoever abandons it has disbelieved. ”And the ahaadeeth regarding this affair are many. *[Note: Listener/Reader: The scholars differ with regards to the affair of the person who abandons the Salaah out of laziness, as to whether he is a disbeliever or not; so refer to the different arguments of the scholars on the topic. See the arguments of Shaikh Uthaymeen, Shaikh Bin Baaz, Shaikh Al-Albaanee (rahimahumullaah)] However, regardless of this (ie this elder’s abandonment of the prayer), the rights of the elderly remain; so he is shown kindness and is dealt with in accordance with what such rights necessitates, in winning over his heart, and with the hope that Allaah (Tabaaraka-Wata-Aalaa) will guide him and return him to correctness, especially if he is a father or a near

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