Making up Missed Prayers

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers questions on whether making up missed prayers is obligatory. I hope this finds you well. I have a question with regards to missed prayers.From the age of 12-15 I never prayed. Between the ages of 16-17 I prayed twice a day. From 18 to now, sometimes I missed one prayer. All […]

Making up Prayers and Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clears up some confusion regarding making up missed fasts and prayers. I’ve been reading your answers about making up broken fasts. In the Ramadan Reader it says we must fast sixty consecutive days for any deliberately broken fasts. But in the answers section it says no expiation is stipulated, however all broken […]

Is It Sinful to Pray Less Than Two Days’ Worth of Missed Prayers Daily?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I’ve missed 6 years of prayers. I read that if you are not making up at least 2 days worth of prayers every day, you would be considered negligent. But sometimes, on days when I am really tired or sleepy, I only pray 1 day’s worth of […]

Should I Make up Missed Prayers or Pray Sunnah Prayers? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Should I make up missed prayers or pray sunnah prayers? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh […]

What Is the Minimum Requirement for the Intention of Makeup Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum As part of my intention for each makeup prayer, I have been intended to “repeat the last Asr prayer I missed”. Is my intention valid or do I need to be more specific? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, your intention was valid, as were your […]

What Can We Do about Missed Prayers of a Deceased?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu’alaykum, What is the expiation for missed obligatory prayers If someone passes away and couldn’t make up the missed prayers – can his family members expiate for it? Who is responsible and how can one do it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you […]

How To Make Expiatory Payments (Fidya) To Compensate For the Missed Fasts and Prayers of a Deceased?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I know that if the deceased has missed fard fasts or prayers, their family (or friends) should make expiatory payments (fidya) to compensate for this, according to the rules of fiqh. Would you kindly elaborate further on how the family can go about […]

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 […]

Dealing With a Terminal Illness and Impending Death

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a family member who is suffering from a terminal illness and does not have long to live. I would like to know what a person in this situation should focus on with regards to their Islamic worship during the last months of life e.g seek forgiveness, […]