Will a mad person be held accountable for the misdeeds that he committed (Part No. 6; Page No. 21) such as neglecting Salah (Prayer), Sawm (Fast), Zakah (obligatory charity), and son on?
It should be noted that the person concerned was a normal person in the beginning of his life, but later became insane.
As for the period when the person concerned was sane, he will be held accountable for the deeds done then; rewarded for the good ones and punished for the bad ones. As for the period when he was insane, he will not be held accountable for the deeds committed then, just like any insane person.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.