Urging one's older brother to offer Salah

Q 2: My eldest brother does not offer Salah (Prayer); what should I do with him? I hope that you will give him advice so that Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) may guide him to the right way and to perform the obligations of Allah.

A: You should advise your brother and prompt him to obey Allah through doing what Allah orders him and avoiding what Allah forbids him to do using wisdom, good instruction and a nice way. In addition, you should offer him some Islamic books and tapes that will be useful for him.We recommend your brother to repent to Allah from what he did and to keep himself away from evil friends and get close to the righteous people. We advise him also to attend Islamic lectures and forums, and to listen to the Qur'an station on the Saudi Radio from which he will gain great benefit. Moreover, we remind him to recite Qur'an often along with contemplation and reflection on its verses, to perform the supererogatory Salah, and to observe (Part No. 5; Page No. 39) the prescribed daily Salahs in their due times, as Salah prevents one from committing immoral and evil acts. We hope that Allah may accept his repentance and replace his evil deeds with good ones.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.