Simplified explanation of the Five pillars of Islam: declaration of faith, prayer, zakat, fasting and pilgrimage, which represent a framework of the Muslim life and the core of islam religion. Moreover it talks about the The main message of Islam.

The second rukn: prayer

Prayer is the second  most important act of worship. It makes one’s status as a Muslim clearly evident. Therefore, Islam attaches great value to it, highlighting its status as a bond between man and Allah and demonstrating man’s obedience of his Lord.[1]

Status of one who does not pray

Whoever does not offer prayers, denying it as an obligation, is, in effect, a disbeliever and such deliberate negligence places the one who is guilty of it outside the Islamic faith. Such a person is an apostate, rejecting Islam altogether, because he or she disobeys Allah, neglecting what Allah has made obligatory. Such a person is instructed to repent and mend his ways. If he does not, he becomes an apostate. As such, his body is not washed when he dies, the funeral  prayer for the deceased is not offered for him and he must not be buried in Muslims’ graveyards because he does not belong to them.[2]


  1.  W. al-Zuhayli, Al-Fiqh al-Islami wa Adillatuh, vol. 1, p. 655.
  2.  Ibid., vol. 1, p. 660.