Validity of My Wudu and Prayer

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the limits of the face in relation to wudu and if one has doubts about this whether one should repeat prayers. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have recently noticed that the part to be washed in wudu includes the sideburns also and the skin between […]

Missed Necessary Actions and Makeup Prayers

Ustadh Tabraze Azam answers a question regarding necessary (wajib) actions in the Hanafi prayer and whether prayers without them are valid. Question: I’m 20 years old and sometimes I pray Fajr on time, but mostly as a qada. I never used to recite any other sura after sura Fatiha. I’m not sure who told me […]

How Should I Make up Missed Witr Payers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I have over a year’s worth of Witr prayers to make up, as I did not know that according to the Hanafi fiqh Witr prayers are wajib. What is the exact method of performing makeup prayers for Witr? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray […]

When Is the Last Time One Can Pray the ‘Asr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: When is the last time one can pray the ‘Asr prayer in the hanafi madhab? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The `Asr prayer is valid if it is, at the absolute minimum, begun in […]

Prohibited times for Prayers and Makeup Prayers‏

Answered by Shaykh Sohail Hanif Question: Please excuse me for my ignorance but I was under the impression that sajda is only forbidden at sunrise, sunset and zawwal. You wrote to me that sajda is impermissible after asr… what about sajda tilawah which is wajib and the sajda which takes place during qadha prayers after […]

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 […]

Fajr Prayer, Sunrise and Makeups

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: What is the punishment for missing salaah unintentionally, such as oversleeping? Once I performed fajr after the compulsory ghusl, only realizing after sunrise that I had not poured water in my nostrils. Do the warnings in ahaadith also refer to the one who misses salaah unintentionally? e.g. the snake […]

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 […]

Does Each Makeup Prayer During Ramadan Count as 70 Makeup Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have missed almost five years of missed prayers. It is also said that during Ramadan, when one prays a Fard prayer, he/she is counted as reading 70 to 70,000 times of that prayer. So can I make up my prayers according to this? Can I assume that […]

A Reader on Missed Prayers

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