Salaahs not accepted when you drink alcohol?



I heard when you drink alcohol or consume drugs your ibaadah is not accepted for 40 days is this true? Of course it is haram to consume anyway but do you have to repeat you salaahs after the 40 days are over?


There is a hadith about one who drinks alcohol that his prayers will not be accepted for forty days. However, this applies to the one who does not offer repentance (tawbah). If he repents, Allah (swt) may accept his repentance and he may then be like one who did not commit sin. Such a person still has to perform prayers on time regularly.

Dr. Senad Agic, Imam
SABAH – Chicago
9920 Grand Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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