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 […]

Can I Delay Fajr Until Late Morning If I Overslept?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: What is the ruling in regards to fajr prayer If I was to wake up just after its time has lapsed and decide to then continue my sleep and pray before Duhr but after I wake up. I have heard of the Hadith that if we miss the prayer […]

How Can I Be More Steadfast in My Prayers?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: AsSalaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh! Please advise a way to be steadfast in prayers. I always begin with intentions of continuing making all of my prayers but then laziness sets in and I will go many days without. I understand the need and the obligation yet, I always […]

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 […]