Repenting for drinking beer

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I drank 2 small sips of beer that contains 6 or 8 % of alcohol but I didn’t feel any type of difference in my body. Everything was normal and no intoxication and nothing different in my behaviour.

My question is, can I go for payers to the mosque or I’m not allowed to enter the mosque for 40 days?


A: You should sincerely repent to Allah Ta‘ala for committing this major sin and make a firm resolve that you will not repeat this sin in the future. It is not permissible to consume alcohol, even if it is in a small quantity and you do not become intoxicated through it.

You should not leave out going to the musjid for salaah. If you make tawbah, Allah Ta‘ala will accept your salaah and your other ibaadaat.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)