Giving up alcohol

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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