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Is Prayer Excused on a Person Who is Unconscious?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Does someone who has been unconscious two months has to make up all the missed prayers during that time? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. No, he does not have to make up those prayers. […]

Do I Make Up My Prayer as a Resident or a Traveler?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I am a traveler on my way back to my home city and the time for Zuhr starts. I don’t have wudu and by the time I enter my city boundaries there are approx. 30 mins left before Asr starts. However, due […]

Repeating Prayers in Maliki School for Not Doing “Dalk” in Wudu

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: I just learned that it is obligatory to pass one limb over another limb in ghusl. Do I have to pray for all the years that my ghusl was not sound? Do these prayers become qada? I would like to have this answered according to the Maliki school. Answer: […]

What is the Proper Intention for Makeup Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: My current intention for my make up prayers is for example: “i intend to pray 4 fard of dhuhr salat al qada, for all the prayers i have missed this is 57th, for Allah, facing Al Ka’ba”. Is this okay?   Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that […]

Must Fajr Be Prayed While It Is Dark?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: This morning I did not wake up when my alarm went off for fajr prayer. I was taught some time ago that fajr must be prayed in the dark so it is better to wait until the next day to offer the missed fajr qada’. However, I have a […]

Choosing Between Tarawih and Make-Up Prayers in Ramadan

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have to make up many missed prayers, what is the ruling on whether to do tarawih prayer in Ramadan or to first make up the missed prayers instead and leave the tarawih. can you please give the ruling for both men and women.   Answer: Walaikum assalam wa […]

New Converts, Making Up Missed Prayers, and Praying Confirmed Sunnas

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Asalamu alaikum I converted to Islam 7 years ago. It took over a years to start praying regularly as it took a while to learn and I was afraid to pray around my parents as they were so strongly against Islam.When I told them I was a Muslim initially […]

The Age of Puberty and Estimating Makeups (Qada’)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I started praying 5 times daily when i turned 15. How many years of qada should i make up now?   Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. If one has been praying since puberty, one does not have to make up […]

Estimating the Number of Makeup Prayers

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I want to make up missed prayers. The problem is that I cannot seem to come up with a reasonable estimate. Some years I was good, some I was not. I do not feel I can approximate accurately. Is there any sort of ruling regarding a general number of […]

Making up Obligatory Fasts and Prayers

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: There was a period of my life when I was casual about my prayers and my fasts, and sometimes would even break my fasts. The fasts that I need to make up are so much that I have never kept track, nor do I see it as a possibility […]