Q: I drink alcohol but now I want to pray and I’m very nervous about it. What can I do?
A: Refer to a pious experienced buzurg. For the time being before sleeping do the following: perform 2 rakaats of taubah namaaz before sleeping. Thereafter, make istighfaar 1000 times and for at least 10 minutes think of death and the events after death. Finally, cry to Allah Ta`ala and beg Him for His special help and assistance.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)