Ruling on cursing Allah and the Messenger

Q: What is the ruling on someone who abuses and curses Allah (the Most Exalted) and the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)? He commits this act in the presence of us and a group of people of knowledge and faith.His wife informed us that this was not the first time her husband did that. So, she wants to know whether their marriage is still effective or should be dissolved due to his apostasy, especially that he did not perform Tawbah (repentance to Allah) from this act until now.It is worth mentioning that her husband does not perform Salah (Prayer) at all and works as a singer (Part No. 1; Page No. 404) at weddings and parties where men and women are intermingled. Please, advise this poor wife. May Allah reward and protect you for all Muslims! As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)

A: According to Ijma` (consensus of scholars), cursing Allah and His Messenger is major Kufr (disbelief that takes the Muslim out of Islam) and apostasy if the doer is a Muslim. Likewise, abandonment of Salah, even if not due to denying its obligation, is an act of Kufr according to the preponderant opinion of Scholars. It is obligatory to take his case to the legal court.With regard to the wife, she, when she is aware of what you mentioned, has to refrain from her husband's bed until the court decides the issue.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!