How Do I Make Up My Missed Prayers?

Question: How do I make up missed prayers?


Thank you for your important question.

My advice would be, to begin with

(1) learning the essentials of your faith and practice soundly—and please consider the free courses here at SeekersGuidance; and

(2) cultivating your faith and spiritual growth through daily reading and reflection on the Qur’an, some daily remembrance of Allah, and keeping company.

After this, calculate how many missed prayer you have to make up, and set a consistent, sustainable schedule to make them up. Try to do one make up prayer per obligatory prayer. This way, you will get them done quickly without overwhelming yourself.

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May Allah bless you for your concern. May Allah grant you success and facilitation. May Allah facilitate all ways of good for you.

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.


[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani


Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.