Consuming alcohol

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have been reading a few things regarding alcohol and the Islamic views on it for a lesson I care for. I have some questions about it.

1. If someone consumes alcohol and then leaves it and repents will Allah forgive him.

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2. Is there any rule that is someone consumes alcohol he cannot perform namaaz and touch or recite quran for 40 days as alcohol stays in the body for 40 days.

3. What are some of the ways one can repent about the sin of consuming alcohol?



1. Yes

2. This is incorrect.

3. One should sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for committing this major sin and make a firm resolve that one will not return to the sin in the future. Similarly, one should frequent the company of the pious servants of Allah Ta’ala and refrain from all avenues of sin.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)