Knowledge

Salat (Prayer) – Punishment for missing even one fardh salah

Question: 

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

Since You're Here... we have a small favour to ask.

In these extraordinary times, millions rely on HOTD for daily uplifting & inspiring content. Established since 2009 and with your kind support we’ve seen readers elevate their Imaan & strive for better on a daily basis. We’re committed to keeping our content freely available and open for all readers. Every contribution, however big or small, makes a difference and help us spread knowledge to millions daily

HOTD is something special, it’s a place where people can come to be inspired, to renew their faith, to learn and share knowledge, to fall in love with our faith and also our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family).

All content on HOTD is free. We believe what we do in this life builds for the next one and we work tirelessly with the aim to please Allah and inspire the global Muslim community as

well as providing information and inspiration for anyone interested in Islam. We simply cannot do this without your support and your support helps us continue our services.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. You can support HOTD and help sustain our future. Support Hadith of the Day and make a one-off donation or give regularly from as little as £10 a month Jazak’Allah Khayr – whatever you donate will come back to benefit you Insha’Allah as whatever is spent in the way of Allah is an investment in the future and the next life. Thank you.

Related Articles

Back to top button