Smoking Marijuana: Are My Prayers Not Valid for 40 Days?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum,

Is it true that your prayer will not be accepted for 40 days if you have smoked weed?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Yes, the scholars mention that the reward of those prayers is not granted unless the person sincerely repents. [see: Drinking Alcohol: Are My Prayers Not Valid for 40 Days?]

In any case, it is not permitted to smoke marijuana. [see: Smoking Marijuana and the Importance of Keeping Good Company]

And please see: A Reader on Tawba (Repentance)

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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