Extending Salam and visiting someone who abandons Salah

Q: 1. Is it permissible to extend Salam (Islamic greeting of peace) to a Muslim who does not perform Salah (Prayer)? 2. Is it permissible to follow the funeral procession of a Christian and leave it upon the burial and entering the church, since curses descend on these two occasions?3. Is it permissible to visit a Muslim patient who does not offer Salah?

A: Affinity, love, and mercy are fostered among Muslims (Part No. 26; Page No. 134) through visiting one another, hoping for reward from Allah and out of compassion for a person's brother and enjoining them to adopt the truth. Therefore, it is permissible for a Muslim to visit his Muslim brother who does not perform Salah for the sake of giving him advice, guiding him, or showing him the truth. Perhaps Allah will guide him through his Muslim brother. Finally, it is not permissible for a Muslim to follow the funeral processions of Christians.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.