I heard that when you are intoxicated, you are impure for a period of 40 days.
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I wanted to know something regarding state of purity. I heard that when you are intoxicated, you are impure for a period of 40 days. Recently, some one told me that this is not true.
For example, if I was to take drugs then would my prayers not be acceptable for the next 40 days?
It would be appreciated if you can advise me on this.
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Alcohol and prayer invalid forty days
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Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3643 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "If anyone consumes ‘khamr’ (intoxicants), Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he again repeats the offence Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, but if he repents Allah will forgive him. If he repeats it a fourth time Allah will not accept prayer from him for forty days, and if he repents Allah will not forgive him, but will give him to drink of the river of the fluid flowing from the inhabitants of Hell."
Such is the gravity of the sin of consuming ‘khamr’ or intoxicants (alcohol, wine, drugs, etc.) in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, that He will not accept the prayers of a person who consumes the unlawful ‘khamr’ for forty days unless the person seeks sincere repentance for his transgression.
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