Allah Forgives all Minors sins by Offering Salah

By Mohammad Rafique

'Amr bin Sa'id bin al-As reported:

I was with Uthman, and he called for ablution water and said: I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) say: When the time for a prescribed prayer comes, if any Muslim performs ablution well and offers his prayer with humility and bowing, it will be an expiation for his past sins, so long as he has not committed a major sin; and this applies for all times. (Bokhari, Muslim)

This hadith reveals that Allah-All-Mighty forgives the past minor sins of a faithful believer due to offering the obligatory salah. As regards the major sins like ascribing partner to Allah, to kill someone unlawfully etc. These are not forgiven but by offering “tauba” i.e. repentance. So, it is necessary to every faithful believer that he/she should offer prayers for five times daily regularly so that his sins may be forgiven and he may be entered in Paradise, Ameen.