Q 3: What is the ruling on giving help to relatives or non-relatives when they are involved in a car accident or any other misfortune, if they do not perform Salah (Prayer) or Sawm (Fast) during Ramadan? What is the ruling on accepting their help on such occasions? What is the ruling on accepting help from them under these circumstances or eating meat from an animal slaughtered by someone who does not perform Salah? (Part No. 18; Page No. 288) What is the ruling on eating meat from an animal slaughtered by someone who performs Salah and Sawm, but visits charlatans and slaughters sacrifices to other than Allah? What is
the ruling on marrying someone who does not perform Salah or Sawm,
visits charlatans and slaughters sacrifices to other than Allah and what is the ruling on giving a Muslim woman who performs Salah and Sawm in marriage to such a person? Is it permissible for a Muslim who performs Salah and Sawm and fears Allah to marry a Muslim woman who does not perform Salah or Sawm? If such a marriage does take place, what will be the ruling on it and if such a woman makes Tawbah (repentance to Allah), is it necessary to renew the marriage contract? If she insists on remaining as she is, is it obligatory to divorce her even if she is pregnant?
If it is hoped that by helping those people at the time of crisis they will open their hearts to listen to advice and that they will accept it. And that they might be guided to observe and abide by the rulings of Shari‘ah (Islamic law), such as Salah, then good relations can be maintained with them and they can be helped. They should then be guided to Truth and adherence to Salah and other principles of Shari‘ah, in the hope that Allah will accept their Tawbah and guide them to the good. The same applies to visiting them and accepting their help. However, if they do not respond and insist on their evil, you should disassociate yourself from them to avoid any causes for Fitnah (temptation away from the right path) and to distance yourself from their evil.
It is not permissible to eat the meat from an animal slaughtered by a person who intentionally refrains from Salah, even if they do not deny its obligation, according to the sounder of the two opinions maintained by the scholars. This is because they are a Kafir (disbeliever). It is also not permissible to eat meat from an animal slaughtered by soothsayers and charlatans, because they are Kafirs for claiming to know the Ghayb (the Unseen) and sacrificing to the Jinn (creatures created from fire). (Part No. 18; Page No. 289) The same applies to those who visit them and believe them or those who slaughter to other than Allah.
It is not permissible to give a Muslim woman, who is committed to her religion, in marriage to a man who intentionally refrains from Salah or to a charlatan soothsayer, due to the above-mentioned reasons. Nor is it permissible for a Muslim who is committed to his religion to marry a woman who intentionally refrains from Salah. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.