Do the Make-Up Prayers for ’Isha and Witr Have To Be Performed in Sequence?


Do the make-up prayers for ‘Isha and Witr have to be performed in sequence?


Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

If you have missed more than a day’s worth of prayers in the past, there is no need to make them up in order. This applies to all the prayers. So, you could make up a year’s worth of ‘Isha prayers and then the Witr prayers for them.

If you have less than a day’s worth of prayers to make up, then you have to make them up in the proper order. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Try to see the make-up prayers as a fresh opportunity to get closer to Allah, instead of a burden that you need to set aside. They could make all the difference in your relationship with God.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.