Do I Have to Repeat the Prayer after Finding Out It Was Performed after Expiry?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


I made an intention to pray Isha and then prayed it. Upon completing the prayer, I rechecked the prayer time and realized that the time of Fajr had already entered long before I prayed (what I thought was) Isha fee waqtihaa.

Do I have to repeat this Isha prayer?

Is the rule the same for other prayers? (e.g., you think you are praying in time, but you’ve missed the time). Also, will this count as makeup (qadha)?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

No, you will not have to repeat the Isha prayer. One can perform the missed prayer (qadha) with the intention of the current (ada) prayer. It is the case with all the other prayers, too. One can perform the missed (qadha) prayer with the intention of the current (ada) prayer. [Ibn ’Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

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I pray this helps with your questions.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.