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|Order of making up Prayers|
|10/25/01 at 17:13:19|
This has prolly already been discussed, but I was wondering the correct
order in which to make up prayers? for example, if i missed fajr this
morning, when it comes time for zuhr, should i make up fajr before OR
after i pray zuhr?? and also, if i missed fajr, can i pray it later in
the morning after sunrise, but before zuhr?
|Re: Order of making up Prayers|
|10/25/01 at 23:53:59|
Dr. Siddiqi (former president of ISNA) said:
Salat is one of the most important obligations of Islam. It is one of the five basic principles of Islam. A Muslim should not miss any prayer; and all prayers should be performed on their appointed times. Allah says in the
Qur’an: “Indeed the prayers are enjoined on Believers at stated times.” (al-Nisa’ 4:103) In a Hadith the Prophet -peace be upon him- said, “Allah has made five prayers obligatory upon His servants. So whosoever will perform them and will not miss any of them out of negligence, he has the pledge of Allah that He will enter him in paradise. And whosoever will not perform them, Allah has no pledge with him. If He wills He may punish him, and if He wills He may forgive him.” (Al-Nasa’i, Hadith 457; Abu Da’ud, Hadith 1210; Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 21635).
Some jurists (such as Imam Abu Hanifah) consider it mandatory (wajib) to follow the sequence in prayers. First one should pray the missed prayer (al-fa’itah) and then pray the current prayer (al-waqtiyah). However, if the time of the current prayer is running out and one fears that one may lose even the current prayer, then one should pray the current prayer and afterward pray the missed prayers. Also if one comes to the Masjid and sees the congregational prayer has started, then one should join the congregation of the current prayer and should pray the missed prayer after it.
According to Imam Abu Hanifah -may Allah be pleased with him- it is mandatory to follow the sequence, if the missed prayers are less than six. For more than six missed prayer the sequence is good, but nor required. They should be performed in whatever order, but as soon as possible. (Radd al-Muhtar)
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