What is the Punishment for missing Salah?


What is the punishment from Allah for missing one salah?

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Thank you for your question.

Fardh ṣalāh (mandatory ritual prayer) is a pillar of Islam. It is a distinctive feature between a believer and non believer. (See Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim)

Abandoning fardh ṣalāh or being lazy about them is a destructive sin which is an act close to disbelief. Missing mandatory prayers leads to a decrease and or difficulty in acquiring sustenance, a bad death, and punishment in the hereafter.

“As for the one who turns away from My remembrance, they shall have a straitened life, and We shall raise them sightless on the Day of Judgment.” (Quran 20:124)

“So, Woe to those performers of ṣalāh ,who are neglectful of their ṣalāh” (Quran 107:4 & 50)

It must be noted that Almighty Allāh is ever forgiving and merciful. If one repents and resumes praying, Allāh will certainly forgive In-shā Allāh.

And Allah knows best.

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Hadith of the Day Imam
Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute

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