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Are Acts of Worship Valid If Not Performed in a State of Purity?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: [1] Is the salaat or other ibadat (e.g. fasting, zikr) invalidated if offered by a person who thought he was in a state wudu but found out later that he did not have wudu when he performed that act of worship? If invalid, how are such acts of worship […]

Is It Permissible to Make Up Prayers That Don’t Need to Be Made Up?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is there anything disliked or impermissible about making up obligatory prayers that it would not be mandatory for me to make up? Explanation: I was considering praying a few extra prayers every day for a period of time such that I could eventually have prayed enough obligatory prayers for […]

Making Up Prayers Missed Due to Being Unconscious

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Relating to make-up prayers for a person in a coma or state of unconsciousness, who then passes away. Does the family of the person in this unconscious state need to keep track of all the missed prayers and then make-up for the prayers that were missed on their […]

Do You Have to Pray Make Up Prayers in Order?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu-‘alaykum, I pray this finds you in the best of iman and health, Is it true that if one does not pray their witr, then Fajr salah will not be valid? And thus one has to read their witr before they pray their Fajr? If so what if one […]

Questions Regarding Make-Up Prayers and Make-Up Fasts

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I started praying at age of 11. However i was still learning how to pray properly. I have decided to start reading make-up (qada’) salah for the previous years due to making possible mistakes during the past 9 years. I would like to know when is it permissible in […]

If I Left Islam and Later Returned Do I Have to Make Up Missed Prayers During the Time I Left Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I left Islam when I was a teenager but al hamduliLlah Allah guided me back to the deen in my 20s. Do I have to make up missed prayers during the time I left Islam? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best […]

A Reader on Missed Prayers

Making Up Missed Prayers: A Point of Scholarly Consensus Making Up Missed Prayers In Order? Does a Convert Have to Make-Up Past Prayers? Making Up Missed Prayers: I Believed but Did Not Utter the Testimony of Faith Missed Prayers While Traveling: Does One Make Them Up Shortened? Does One Have to Make up Missed Prayers […]

Should One Perform Sunna and Nafl Prayers When One Has Many Makeup Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Can one pray salat at-tawbah, salat al-istikhara, salat al-hajah and other specific nafl prayers if one has qadas? If not, can one intend to pray the nafl prayer along with a qada prayer? For example, when one is praying a qada of Fajr after a fard Maghrib, can they […]

Is It Permissible to Skip Non-Obligatory and Recommended Acts of the Prayer When One Has Many Make Up Prayers to Perform?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I read a fatwa from a scholar that mentioned several ways you could shorten your prayer by skipping some of the non-obligatory and recommended actions if you have many make up prayers to perform.  Are you familiar with this fatwa?  Is the method mentioned therein valid? Answer: Walaikum assalam, […]

Does a Convert Have to Make-Up Past Prayers?

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: Is it necessary to make up missed prayers of all the years for a new convert? Answer: Upon converting to Islam, all previous sins are forgiven, alhamduLlilah. Additionally, one does not have to makeup any prayers or fasts missed for the duration that one was non-Muslim. The Sacred Law […]