Missed Prayers While Traveling: Does One Make Them Up Shortened?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Does one pray missed prayers during a state of traveler in full if making them up while resident? Answer: assalamu `alaykum No, prayers missed while one was a traveler are made up as they were missed, namely shortened. Therefore, a Dhuhr prayer, for example, missed while a traveler is […]

Does a Shafi`i Who Switched to the Hanafi School Have to Make up Missed Witr Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If I was a Shafi`i and then became Hanafi, do I need to make-up witr prayers that I prayed as one cycle (rak`at)? Can I follow the Shafi`i position on leaving the sunna prayers when obligated to perform make-up prayers, and if yes then do I have to follow […]

Making Up Missed Prayers: A Point of Scholarly Consensus

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is making up missed prayers necessary? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. The position of all four Sunni schools is that it is obligatory (fard) to make up all missed prayers, regardless of why they were […]

Making Up Missed Prayers: I Believed but Did Not Utter the Testimony of Faith

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I converted to Islam about a year and a half ago. However, I have been studying Islam for years, and I knew I wanted to become a Muslim for a while. Since I was living with my parents earlier and they absolutely forbade me from converting, I did not […]

How Does One Perform the Prostration of Recital?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: How does one perform a recital prostration in the Hanafi school? Is salam upon completion needed and if not is it disliked/sinful to do salam upon completion? Also, Is it permissible to perform make-up prayer during the disliked times – so if one is trying to perform make up […]