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I missed a Prayer Four Years ago
Question:

Four years ago were on a leisure trip and I missed a prayer (either the Zuhr prayer or the Asr prayer - I do not recall now). Bearing in mind that I missed it due to negligence or laziness on my part, and I now regret the sin I committed, and ask Allaahs forgiveness from every sin and error, what should I do, and is there any atonement upon me?
Answer:

You must turn to Allaah in true repentance and you do not have to make up for it because deliberately abandoning the obligatory prayer is an act of disbelief according to the words of the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam): The covenant which is between us and them is the prayer, and whoever abandoned it has disbelieved. [1] And his words: Between a man and disbelief and Shirk is abandoning the prayer. [2] And there is no atonement for this except sincere repentance.

[1] At-Tirmithi no. 2621, An-Nasai no. and Ahmad 5:346, 355. [2] Muslim no. 82.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
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