Obeying the manager who does not pray

Q 9: Is it permissible for a person to disobey his employer who is considered Kafir (disbeliever) because he does not perform Salah (prayer)? Is it obligatory on him to obey his employer even if he is a Kafir? If the employee cannot advise him, what should he do? Please, advise.

A: Abandonment of Salah out of denying its obligation is an act of Kufr (disbelief) according to the Ijma` (consensus) of scholars. Similarly, the abandonment of Salah due to laziness and carelessness is also an act of Kufr according to the preponderant opinion of scholars. Whoever knows that a Muslim does not perform Salah, must enjoin good on him to perform Salah according to his own capacity. If his employer does not perform prayer, he is not permitted to obey him in disobedience to Allah; rather, he should be obeyed in what is good.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.