Do I Have To Make Up Prayers After Returning To Islam?


Question: I know that we should make up all of the obligatory prayers that we miss, regardless of why they were missed. However, what if someone leaves Islam but returns after a few years? Are they obliged to pray all of the missed prayers that they missed while they were an apostate? Does the same apply to zakat and sawm?


Answer:
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Assalam’aleykum, I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Jazakum Allah khayr for your question!

The answer to your question is no, you do not have to make up those prayers and other acts of worship missed during the time of apostasy. [Haskafi/Tumurtashi, Durr al-Mukhtar Sharh Tanwir al-Absar]

And Allah knows best.

I hope that the above answers your question. If something is unclear please do not hesitate to ask again.

May Allah Most High grant you the best of this world and the next. Please keep us in your du’as!

Wassalam

[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani