Hadith on Alcohol: Wine-drinker’s prayer not accepted until he repents

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever drinks wine, Allah will not accept his prayer for forty mornings, but if he repents, Allah will accept his repentance. If he does it again, Allah will not accept his prayer for forty mornings, but if he repents, Allah will accept his repentance. If he does it again, Allah will not accept his prayer for forty mornings, but if he repents, Allah will accept his repentance. If he does it again a fourth time, Allah will not accept his prayer for forty mornings and if he repents, Allah will not accept his repentance. He will drink from a river of pus in Hell.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1862

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

Al-Tibi said, “His saying if he repents that Allah will not accept his repentance, it is interpreted as his doing so stubbornly or at the time of his death. The unacceptability of repentance is necessitated at the time of death upon unbelief or sinful disobedience.”

Source: Mirqāt al-Mafātīḥ 6/2386

عَنْ عَبْد اللَّهِ بْن عُمَرَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ شَرِبَ الْخَمْرَ لَمْ يَقْبَلْ اللَّهُ لَهُ صَلَاةً أَرْبَعِينَ صَبَاحًا فَإِنْ تَابَ تَابَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ فَإِنْ عَادَ لَمْ يَقْبَلْ اللَّهُ لَهُ صَلَاةً أَرْبَعِينَ صَبَاحًا فَإِنْ تَابَ تَابَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ فَإِنْ عَادَ لَمْ يَقْبَلْ اللَّهُ لَهُ صَلَاةً أَرْبَعِينَ صَبَاحًا فَإِنْ تَابَ تَابَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ فَإِنْ عَادَ الرَّابِعَةَ لَمْ يَقْبَلْ اللَّهُ لَهُ صَلَاةً أَرْبَعِينَ صَبَاحًا فَإِنْ تَابَ لَمْ يَتُبْ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَقَاهُ مِنْ نَهْرِ الْخَبَالِ

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قَالَ الطِّيبِيُّ أَنَّ قَوْلَهُ إِنْ تَابَ لَمْ يَتُبِ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ مَحْمُولٌ عَلَى إِصْرَارِهِ وَمَوْتِهِ عَلَى مَا كَانَ فَإِنَّ عَدَمَ قَبُولِ التَّوْبَةِ لَازِمٌ لِلْمَوْتِ عَلَى الْكُفْرِ وَالْمَعَاصِي

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