Intending the Wrong Prayer

Question: What is the ruling if I stand for Maghrib prayer knowing it is Maghrib time but then mistakenly make the intention for Isha? 


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

If one intends to pray Isha instead of Maghrib, while knowing that is it not Isha time, one’s prayer is invalid (Bushra al Karim, Ba Ishn). One would simply make the takbir again with the intention of Maghrib.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

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Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language