What will happen to a person who has never performed prayers in his life? Is he considered to have denied Islam with his life? Is he an infidel?

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Salam aleikum, What will happen to a person who has never performed prayers in his life? Is he considered to have denied Islam with his life? Is he an infidel?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

Failing to pray is one of the major sins. Nevertheless, it does not make one, an infidel. It just makes him a sinner. Allah might forgive or punish him.
Praying is the utmost reality after the faith. Therefore, it has been mentioned in the Quran almost a hundred times. No other kind of worship is given so much importance because the prayer is the closest relationship of a believer with his/her Lord. A person who does not perform prayers will have weakened this lofty relationship and have submitted himself to his carnal self and the Satan, which is the real danger.
All of the verses regarding prayers in the Quran encourage people to pray (salat). Some verses about the topic are as follows: “Those believers believe in the unseen and perform the prayer” The prayer is not a big burden only to the ones who really fear Allah” “The believers maintain their prayers” “The prayer prevents man from evil acts and bad words” “Tell my believer servants to pray”

The famous scholar Ibn Abidin states in his book calles Raddu’l-Mukhtar “One becomes infidel if he denies the obligation of performing prayers. However, one becomes a sinner if he quits praying out of laziness or indifference. That is, failing to pray is a grave sin. Only the fallacious sect Mutazila claims that if one commits a grave sin, he will become an infidel. However, it is still necessary to state that one might put his/her faith into danger with a prayerless life depending on the fact that “through every sin, there is a path to faithlessness”

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