what is the ruling on eminent scholars attending the Funeral Prayer for someone who had abandoned offering Salah (Prayer)?
Anyone who abandons Salah, out of denying its obligation, is a Kafir (disbeliever), by the Ijma‘ (consensus) of scholars. If they abandon Salah due to negligence and laziness, they are Kafir according to the more correct of the two opinions of the scholars. Consequently, it is not permissible for scholars or anyone else to offer the Funeral Prayer for them, to follow their funeral procession, nor for them to be buried in a Muslim graveyard.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.