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 Make up My Missed Prayers from Travel?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I’ve a lot of prayers to make up. I also travel quite a bit as well. I do not know how many traveler’s prayers I missed, but I know how many prayers I have to catch up on. Can I pray all my prayers at full length? […]

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 Witr Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have missed a lot of prayers in the past, and i am slowly making them up. I have read that the opinion of Imam Muhammad and Abu Yusuf is that the witr prayer is not wajib. Can I take this opinion and not make them up? […]

What Is the Nature of Destiny? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the nature of destiny? 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 Faraz returned to Canada […]

Should I Make up Prayers Missed Because of Religious Ignorance?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am 20 years old and I started prayer when I was 16. I should’ve started when I was 13. My parents never really taught us to pray and I wasn’t really religious at that time. When I was 16 I started to look into Islam myself and that’s […]

Do I Have to Make up the Confirmed Sunna Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum, Do I have to make up the confirmed sunna prayers? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.. No, confirmed sunnas are not made up after their time. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar] No Make Ups for Missed Sunnas—But the Sunna of Not […]

What Should I Do in Regard to My Prayers When I Am Confused About the Beginning and Ending of My Period?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:Assalam alaykum, 1. I went to sleep without having my period. When I woke before sunrise but after the Fajr prayer time has entered I was menstruating. Should I make up this Fajr prayer? 2. Once my period ended, I was unsure whether or not it ended before or after […]

Am I Considered to Have Missed the Obligatory Prayer If I Am Still Praying While the Time of the Prayer Exits?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Am I considered to have missed the obligatory prayer if I am still praying while the time of the prayer exits? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you well, insha’Allah. The only prayer which is invalidated by the ending of the specified time […]

Can I Pray Sunnah Prayers Before Making up Obligatory Prayers? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to pray tarawih, tahajjud, and the other sunnah prayers and then proceed to make up missed obligatory prayers? What are the sunnah prayers according to the Shafi’i school? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Making up Missed Prayers In the Shafi’i school, […]