Should I Repeat My Prayer If I Wasn’t Focused?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


How unfocused does the performance of the prayer have to be before the need to repeat it?


Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you tremendously for striving to fulfill your duties to Him physically and spiritually.

Please see your answer and some excellent tips below and consider taking the course regarding presence in prayer:

Am I a Hypocrite for Losing Focus in Prayer?
Does a Lack of Focus Invalidate My Prayers?
Beautiful Advice on Focusing on Your Prayer, from Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Praying with Presence: Practical Advice on Improving Your Prayer

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.