a man who has abandoned the Salah (prayer) is married to a woman who behaves similarly. What (Part No. 18; Page No. 287) is the Islamic ruling on this?
If they offer Tawbah (repentance) to Allah, maintain their Salah, their marriage will be considered valid, but if only one of them repents, they are to be separated, unless this man repents before the `Iddah (woman's prescribed waiting period after divorce or widowhood) expires.
Q 3: If in such cases the contract has proven to be Batil (null and void), what is the right thing to do?
According to the Jumhur (dominant majority of scholars), the deviant amongst them should repent and maintain their Salah, and a new marriage contract is to be concluded if the `Iddah of the woman has expired. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.