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Am I Considered to Have Missed the Obligatory Prayer If I Am Still Praying While the Time of the Prayer Exits?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salam alaykum,

Am I considered to have missed the obligatory prayer if I am still praying while the time of the prayer exits?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you well, insha’Allah.

The only prayer which is invalidated by the ending of the specified time is Fajr. If sunrise occurs during the prayer, it would invalidate your prayer, and you would need to repeat the prayer after sunrise, some fifteen to twenty minutes or so later.

Please see: Is My Prayer Valid if I Finish Praying Outside its Respective Prayer Time?

And Allah knows best.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Can I Perform the Prayer of Repentance Right After the Fajr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salam alaykum,

Can I pray two cycles of the repentance prayer right after the Fajr prayer because of a sin committed after it?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

No, voluntary (nafl) prayers are not permitted after the obligatory Fajr and `Asr prayers because the time is legally considered to be occupied by the obligatory prayer.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “There is no prayer after Fajr until the sun rises and there is no prayer after ‘Asr until the sun sets.” [Bukhari]

Please see: Prohibited times for Prayers and Makeup Prayers‏

And Allah alone knows best.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Is It Permitted to Make up the Sunna Prayer of Asr After the Asr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: I have prayed the four cycles of supererogatory prayer to be performed before the Asr prayer after the Asr prayer because I have forgotten them. Is it permitted?

Answer: wa `alaykum assalam

The sunna prayers technically have no make-up. However, if you want to pray four cycles of supererogatory prayers with the intention of doing so due to the fact that you missed the supererogatory prayer of Asr you may do so.

As you have mentioned, however, in the Hanafi school it is disliked to perform a supererogatory prayer after the obligatory Asr prayer. Therefore, if you do decide to act upon what I have mentioned, you should do so during a time in which performing supererogatory prayers are permitted without dislike.

Salman

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani