Raising hands during Du`aa’ (supplication)

Question 50: Is it authentically reported to invoke Allaah (Exalted be He) while one is raising his hands after the Adaan (call to prayer)? If doing so is not authentically established, will it be a Bid`ah (innovation in religion) to do that?

Answer: The Sunnah denoted the permissibility of performing Du`aa’ (supplication) after the Adaan… read more here.

Saying: “Indeed, You do not fail in Your Promise.”

Question 49:  A Muslim says after the Adaan: “O Allaah! Lord of this most perfect Call (to Prayer) and of the Prayer that is to be established, grant our Master Muhammad Al-Wasilah (the most superior degree in Paradise) and a rank of distinction, and resurrect him to the lauded position that You promised him. Indeed, You do not fail in Your promise.” Is saying: “Indeed, You do not fail in Your promise” a Bid`ah (innovation in religion)?

Answer: The basic rule in saying Adkaar (invocations and remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis) and other acts of worship is to abide by what was reported with regard to its wording and manners in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him)… read more here.

Asking Allaah to confer peace and blessings upon the Prophet directly after Adaan

Question 48: Is it permissible to invoke Allaah’s peace and blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him) directly after Adaan (call to Prayer)?

Answer: Yes, it is permissible to invoke Allaah’s peace and blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him) after the Adaan directly… read more here.

What should one say upon hearing the Mu’addin saying: “Hayya `ala al-Salaah, Hayya `ala al-Falaah (come to prayer, come to prosperity)”?

Question 47: Some people dispute about repeating what the Mu’addin says. Which is proper to say: ‘Laa hawla wa-laa quwwata illaa billaah (There is neither might nor power except with Allaah)’ after the Mu’addin says, ‘Come to Salaah; Come to success,’ or to merely repeat it?

Answer: It is proper to say, ‘La hawla wa-la quwwata illaa billaah (There is neither might nor power except with Allaah)’ after the Mu’addin says, ‘Come to Salaah; Come to success’ and not to repeat them… read more here.

Should a woman announce Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer) when leading other women in Salaah?

Question 46: A: With regard to women, Iqaamah and Adaan are not acts of Sunnah whether they perform Salaah individually or in congregation.

Answer: With regard to women, Iqaamah and Adaan are not acts of Sunnah whether they perform Salaah individually or in congregation… read more here.

Is it obligatory on a woman performing Salaah alone in her house or with a congregation of women to announce the Adaan

Question 45: Is it obligatory on a woman performing Salaah (prayer) alone in her house or with a congregation of women to announce the Adaan (call to prayer) or Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer)?

Answer: It is neither obligatory nor permissible for her to do so… read more here.

Is it permissible for a woman to announce Adaan in the presence of men without leading them in Salaah?

Question 44: Is it permissible for women to perform Adaan (call to Prayer) in the presence of men without leading them in Salaah (Prayer)?

Answer: It is not permissible to do this, for it goes against Sharee`ah… read more here.

Is woman’s voice `Awrah (something that should be concealed in public)?

Question 43: Is it permissible for a woman to pronounce the Adaan (Call to Prayer)? Is her voice considered `Awrah (something that should be hidden in public) or not?

Answer: First, A woman should not pronounce the Adaan according to the most authentic opinions of scholars, for this did not happen either in the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or the Rightly Guided Caliphs (may Allaah be pleased with them)… read more here.

Can a woman announce Athaan (call to Prayer)?

Question 41: Is it permissible for a woman to pronounce the Athaan (Call to Prayer)? Is her voice considered `Awrah (something that should be hidden in public) or not?

Answer: First, A woman should not pronounce the Athaan according to the most authentic opinions of scholars, for this did not happen either in the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) or the Rightly Guided Caliphs (may Allaah be pleased with them)… read more here.

Arousing attention to Fajr Salaah before the due time of Athaan to awaken the neighbors of the Masjid

Question 41: Please, Your Honor, I am a Mu’aththin (caller to Prayer) in the Masjid (mosque) of Al-Hazm Al-Jaami’ in the city of Ranyah. Before the Fajr (Dawn) Athaan (call to Prayer), I make an announcement over the microphone saying, “Come to Salaah (Prayer); come to Salaah.” I repeat it several times, and then I pronounce the Athaan. I do this to awaken the people who live near the Masjid, and I have done this for years. However, I recently heard that some scholars say that what I do before the Fajr Athaan is impermissible; it might even be a Bidd`ah (innovation in religion). I do not want to do anything that is Makrooh (disliked), so I had to ask Your Honor.

Please advise me as to whether it is permissible or not, given that it helps most of the people who live near the Masjid wake up to attend the Congregational Salaah, especially for the Fajr Prayer. I will discontinue doing this until I receive your answer, may Allaah preserve you!

Answer: Athaan was legislated in order to inform the people of the time to offer Salaah for the five obligatory prayers. It should be pronounced after the time of Salaah becomes due, except Fajr which may be pronounced before its due time, so that people may offer Salaah in congregation… read more here.

Should we announce the Athaan and the Iqaamah before offering the supererogatory night prayer?

Question 40: Should we announce the Athaan and the Iqaamah before offering the supererogatory night prayer?

Answer: It is not required to announce the Athaan or the Iqaamah for the supererogatory night prayer… read more here.

Is it permissible for anyone other than a Mu’addin to announce Iqaamah (call to start Prayer)?

Question 39: Four people were on a journey. When the time of Salaah was due, one of them announced the Adaan (call to Prayer). Another announced Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer). Note that the person who announced Adaan led them in Salaah. Is it valid for this person to pronounce Iqaamah although he was not the person who pronounced Adaan? Please, clarify this matter! May Allaah reward you!

Answer: It is permissible for a man other than the Mu’addin to announce Iqaamah. Thus, Salaah is valid. However, it is desirable for a Mu’addin who calls to prayer to announce Iqaamah as well… read more here.

Should the Iqaamah be pronounced out loud or whispered when praying alone?

Question 38: Should the Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer) be pronounced out loud or whispered when praying alone?

Answer: What is prescribed in Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) is to say the Iqaamah out loud whether the Salaah (prayer) is performed in congregation or alone… read more here.

Is announcing Iqaamah for obligatory Salaah a Sunnah or a Waajib (obligatory)?

Question 37:  Is it obligatory or an act of Sunnah to perform Iqamah before the prescribed Salaah? What about performing it before the supererogatory Salaah?

Answer: Like Adaan (call to Prayer), performing Iqamah before the five prescribed Salaahs is a collective obligation. Iqaamah is not required for supererogatory Salaah.

Question 37: What about calling to prayer before the due time of Salaah? Fifteen minutes later, the due time is affirmed. He then did Iqaamah and performed Salaah?

Answer: The Salaah performed is valid. However, performing Adaan before the due time of Salaah purposefully is a misdeed. A doer should repent and ask for Allaah’s forgiveness… read more here.

Iqaamah without Athaan and missing some words of the Iqaamah

Question 36: If I forget to call Athaan and directly declare Iqaamah, will my Salaah (Prayer) be valid? What should I do when I forget to call Iqaamah and do not remember it until I pronounce Takbeerat-ul-Ihraam (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]” upon starting Prayer)?

Answer: Yes, your Salaah is valid. However, you should always remember to call Athaan after the time of Salaah is due and before praying. If you remember the Iqaamah after starting Salaah, you should not interrupt it… read more here.

Athaan in the Masjids of the same neighborhood

Question 35: Is it obligatory to call the Athaan (call to Prayer) over loudspeakers in every mosque in every neighbourhood, knowing that the Athaan from one Masjid can be heard by all the Muslims? Or is the Athaan from one Masjid sufficient for all the Masjids of the neighborhood?

Answer: The Athaan is a collective obligation, so if a Mu’aththin (caller to Prayer) calls the Athaan in one neighborhood and all the residents can hear it, that is sufficient… read more here.

Pronouncing the Athaan without the Imaam’s permission

Question 34: Is it permissible for a Mu’aththin (caller to prayer) to pronounce Athaan (call to prayer) without the permission of the Imaam (the one who leads Congregational Prayer)?

Answer: It is permissible for him to do so, as he is the one responsible for the Athaan. It is also permissible as long as he knows the due time (of prayer) whether he recognizes it himself or is informed by others, and whether the Imaam is present or not… read more here.

Is it obligatory to perform Athaan for performing Salaah outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

Question 33: Is it obligatory upon a person to make Athaan (call to Prayer) in case of offering Salaah (Prayer) outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? It should be noted that I live in a village where Congregational Salaah is offered in a remote Masjid (mosque) and I cannot hear the Athaan. Is it sufficient for me to make Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer) only? Is my Salaah in the past considered valid?

Answer: The Athaan should be made in any place on earth whether inside or outside the country. So, it is sufficient to make Athaan for Salaah anywhere whether inside or outside the country… read more here.

Athaan inside the Masjid Or outside the Masjid

Question 32: Is it an act of Sunnah that a Mu’aththin (caller for prayer) announces Athaan (call to Prayer) outside the Masjid (mosque), not inside where nobody can see him? Should he use loudspeakers only from inside the Masjid or should he come out of the Masjid and use the loudspeakers? Should the Mu’aththin who has performed two Rak`ahs then sat down in the Masjid before coming out to announce Athaan perform two Rak`ahs after finishing Athaan before sitting in the Masjid again or not? If there is a temporary or permanent excuse such as the wire being cut, disorder in the loudspeaker or lack of a long wire which prevents the Mu’aththin to announce Athaan from outside the Masjid using the loudspeaker at the same time, should he announce Athaan outside the Masjid with his own voice only or may he announce Athaan from inside using a loudspeaker to inform as many people as he can? Is there any difference between the Athaan of the Friday Prayer and the Athaan of other prayers regarding this case?

Answer: Firstly, Athaan in its due time is the slogan of Islaam, an announcement of the due time of Salaah and a call to it. It is authentically reported on the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that… read more here.

Staying at the Masjid to perform Athaan (call to Prayer) while being a Junub

Question 31: If a Muslim has doubts that some of his clothes are not pure without di discerning any races of Najaasah (ritual impurity) on his garment, what is the ruling in this regard? Likewise, if the Mu’aththin (caller to Prayer) was Junub (in a state of major ritual impurity) at the time of Fajr (dawn) Athaan, should he go to the Masjid (mosque) to perform the Athaan, then return home to make Ghusl (ritual bath)?

Answer: Firstly, once he has doubts regarding the purification of part of his clothes, then he should stick to the basic principle which is Tahaarah (ritual purification) and what is certain cannot be altered by something doubtful… read more here.

Ruling on doubting the purity of clothes

Question 30: If a Muslim has doubts that some of his clothes are not pure without discerning any traces of Najasah (ritual impurity) on his garment, what is the ruling in this regard? Likewise, if the Mu’addin (caller to Prayer) was Junub (in a state of major ritual impurity) at the time of Fajr (dawn) Adaan, should he go to the Masjid (mosque) to perform the Adaan, then return home to make Ghusl (ritual bath)?

Answer: Firstly, once he has doubts regarding the purification of part of his clothes, then he should stick to the basic principle which is Tahaarah (ritual purification) and what is certain cannot be altered by something doubtful… read more here.

Announcing Athaan being in the state of ‘minor impurity’

Question 29: Is it permissible to announce the Athaan (call to Prayer) while in a state of minor impurity? What is the ruling on a person who is in a state of major ritual impurity when he announces the Athaan?

Answer: The Athaan proclaimed by a person who is in a state of either minor or major ritual impurity is valid… read more here.

Announcing Athaan through a cassette recorder

Question 28: It is an act of Sunnah to call Athaan (call to Prayer) for the five obligatory prayers. Is it permissible to call it by means of a cassette recorder if the available Mu’aththin cannot do it properly?

Answer: The Athaan is a collective obligation. Additionally, it is an indicator of the due time for prayer and an invitation to come to prayer… read more here.

Announcing Athaan through loudspeakers

Question 27: Is it true that calling to prayer by microphones, for they magnify voices that are naturally low when pronounced by a Mu’aththin, resemble the calls to prayer on radios or TVs?

Answer: It is permissible to call to prayer by microphones to notify whoever is far from the Masjid (mosque)… read more here.

Can a Mu’aththin be substituted when he cannot complete the Athaan?

Question 26: When the Mu’aththin (caller to Prayer) is unable to complete the Athaan (call to Prayer) due to a lawful excuse; for example illness, death, coma, or the like, should another person complete it? If so, should this person complete it or institute it again?

Answer: The Athaan should be completed by another one and there is no harm if it is initiated again… read more here.

He missed some of the words of Athaan (call to Prayer) mistakenly. Should he repeat it again?

Question 25: If the Mu’aththin (caller to Prayer) misses some of the utterances such as Takbeer (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]”) or (Hayyi `ala Al-Salaah [come to Prayer!]), and after finishing the Athaan, some people alert him of the sentences he misses, will he be required to repeat the Athaan or what?

Answer: Yes, he should repeat the Athaan, because the said Athaan is not in conformity with the standard formula due to incomplete wording… read more here.

Increasing some letters in the words of Athaan (caller to Prayer)

Question 24: There is an old Mu’aththin (caller to Prayer) who constantly adds the conjunction “Wa” (And) to the last phrase of the Athaan (call to prayer), so after “Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar” (Allah is the Greatest), he adds “wa” (And) “Laa Ilaahaa Illaa Allaah” (There is no god but Allaah). His son- the Imaam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) of the Masjid (mosque) where he pronounces the Athaan- told me that he advised him to quit doing this long ago, but when he did, his father refused to respond to him and refrained from eating with him. We also advised the man (caller to prayer) not to do this, yet he insists on doing it. Consequently, his son asked us to displace him of this job, but we told him that we were afraid to drive a wedge between him and his father, but he told us not to worry about this.

Answer us, may Allaah bless you, are we entitled to request his displacement of this job? How can we advise him and inform him of the truth?

Answer: If the case is as mentioned, you should clarify to him that he should quit doing this… read more here.

Should we mention Tathweeb in the first Athaan (call to Prayer) of Fajr Prayer?

Question 23: Why do not we follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) with regard to making of Tathweeb (saying “al-salaatu khayrun min al-nawm [Prayer is better than sleep]” in the call to Fajr Prayer) in the first Athaan for Fajr (Dawn) Prayer according to the Hadeeths reported in the Sunan (Hadeeth compilations classified by jurisprudential themes) of Al-Nasaa’ee, Ibn Khuzaymah, and Al-Bayhaaqee?

Answer: You are right, Tathweeb should be made in the first Athaan for Fajr (Dawn) Prayer as the Prophet (peace be upon him) enjoined. It is clear from the Hadeeth that Tathweeb is part of the first Adaan made at dawn break known as Al-Fajr-ul-Saadiq (true dawn)… read more here.

A person commits sins though his father asks him to announce Athaan (call to Prayer) on his behalf

Question 22: My father is a Mu’aththin (caller to Prayer). He fell ill and went to the hospital. Is it permissible for me to call the Athaan (call to Prayer) on his behalf taking into consideration that I sometimes watch TV?

Answer: You have to obey your father and call the Athaan if you are good at doing so. However, it is not permissible for you to watch unlawful material and obscene programs displayed on TV… read more here.

Is Munfarid (person offering Salaah individually) required to announce Athaan (call to Prayer)?

Question 21: Is it permissible for the person offering Salaah (Prayer) alone to pray without Athaan (call to Prayer)?

Answer: Yes, it is permissible for a person offering Salaah alone to pray without the Athaan, but if he is in the desert or on a remote farm and the like, it is prescribed for him to recite the Athaan even if he is going to pray alone, and the Iqaamah… read more here.

Performing Salaah without announcing Athaan (call to Prayer)

Question 20: Some people perform Salaah without having proclaimed the Athaan (call to Prayer). What is the ruling on this?

Answer: It is not permissible for them to perform Salaah without having proclaimed the Athaan, for the Athaan is a collective duty on Muslims residing in a given country. Likewise, those on a journey have to also proclaim the Athaan for Salaah as was the practice of the Prophet (peace be upon him) while on a journey… read more here.

Ruling on announcing Athaan (call to Prayer) and Iqaamah (call to start Prayer)

Question 19: There is a large mosque in the town where Friday Prayer and congregational prayers are observed. Is it permissible to offer Salaah (Prayer) in that mosque without Athaan (call to Prayer) or Iqaamah (call to start the Prayer)? Is the Salah valid if a Mu’addin (caller to Prayer), due to his lack of knowledge, does not say, ‘Al-Salaah Khayrun Min Al-Nawm (Salaah is better than sleep), in his call to Fajr (Dawn) Prayer? Is Salaah permissible if a Mu’addin, due to lack of knowledge, replaces Iqaamah with Athaan or does not repeat the formulae of the Iqaamah?

Answer: The Athaan and Iqaamah are collective obligations. A person should make Iqaamah before starting the Salaah. However, the Salaah is valid if it is observed without the Adaan and Iqaamah due to forgetfulness or lack of knowledge, and so on… read more here.

Which is more grievous; Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage) or abandoning Salaah?

Question 18: Allaah forbade Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage) and abandoning Salaah (Prayer). Which of them is more grievous?

Answer: Abandoning Salaah is a graver and more serious sin than Zinaa. Abandoning Salaah is major Kufr (disbelief that takes the Muslim out of Islaam), whereas Zinaa is one of the major sins, which does not render the person who commits it a Kaafir… read more here.

Making up for missed Salaahs of months and years

Question 17:  Is it obligatory on a person who abandoned Salaah (prayer) for a long period of time like months or years to make up for the missed Salaah?

Answer: The majority of scholars are of the view that it is obligatory on such a person to make up for the missed Salaah considering them liabilities due on him. They support their view with the general meaning of the Hadeeth that reads… read more here.

Should those who embrace Islaam recently make up for Salaah they missed?

Question 16: A man converted to Islaam at the age of forty. Should he make up for the missed Salaah (prayer)?

Answer: A person who converts to Islaam does not have to make up for Salaah and Sawm (fasting) which they did not perform during the days of their Kufr (disbelief), as Allaah stated… read more here.

Ruling on the Salaah offered by those whose children abandon Salaah though they advise them

Question 15: I have two sons who are 16 and 14 years old. I advise them to offer Salaah (Prayer), and I beat them, but still they do not offer Salaah regularly. What should I do with them? Some people tell me that my Salaah in invalid as long as they do not offer Salaah. Please advise, may Allaah reward you!

Answer: Continue to advise them, urge them to maintain their Salaah, and keep them away from bad companions. As for the claim made by some people that your Salaah is invalid as long as your children do not offer Salaah… read more here.

Is Salaah obligatory for the children between 9 year old and 11 year old?

Question 14: My children’s ages range between nine and eleven years. I wake them up for Fajr (Dawn) Prayer when it is very cold. Some shaykhs told me that it is wrong to wake young children in the cold weather. I want to ask if I am really sinful or not? Please answer me. May Allaah reward you best!

Answer: If the situation is as you mentioned, then you have done well, and may Allaah reward you best and make you a good example for other mothers.The people who told you that it is wrong to wake children up for prayer, are truly incorrect… read more here.

Salaah of those children who have not reached puberty age

Question 13: Does a young boy who has not yet reached the age of puberty receive rewards if he performs Salaah (prayer)?

Answer: A young boy receives rewards for his deeds once he has reached the age when he can discern what he does and performs what is obligatory with regard to Wudoo’ (ablution) and Salaah… read more here.

When children are commanded to offer Salaah?

Question 12: The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said: Command your children to pray when they are seven years old, and beat them for (neglecting) it when they are ten years old; and separate them in bed at the time of sleep. Do the “seven years” start upon the end of the sixth year or upon the end of the seventh year and the beginning of the eighth year?

Answer: When a child reaches the age of seven, the guardian should command them to perform Salaah in order to get them used to it… read more here.

A person who forgets the ‘Asr Salaah (prayer) and then remembered it later

Question 11: I forgot to offer the `Asr (Afternoon) Prayer and then remembered an hour and a half later. It was the time when offering Salaah (Prayer) is Makrooh (disliked), so I delayed it and I offered it with Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer. What is the ruling on this?

Answer: If the case is as you mention, you have committed a mistake when you delayed the ‘Asr Salaah until sunset. You should repent and seek forgiveness from Allaah. If you forget an obligatory Salaah… read more here.

A person offered `Ishaa’ Salaah and then remembered that they did not perform Maghrib salaah. Is their Salaah valid?

Question 10: A person forgot to make up the missed Maghrib (Sunset) salaah, and offered `Ishaa’ (Night) salaah, after which he remembered the missed Salaah, is his Salaah valid or not? What should he do in this case?

Answer: His `Ishaa’ (Night) Salaah is valid according to the more correct of the two opinions maintained by scholars. There is no blame on him and he is excused by his forgetfulness, for Allaah (Exalted be He) said… read more here.

A person drinks Khamr (intoxicant) at night and performs Salaah during the day. Is their Salaah valid?

Question 9: What is the ruling on a person who drinks Khamr (intoxicants) at night and offers Salaah (Prayer) during the day? As Salaah should prevent a person from committing immoral acts and Munkar (that which is unacceptable or disapproved of by Islaamic law and Muslims of sound intellect), is their Salaah valid or not?

Answer: If a person offers Salaah with all its obligatory acts and fulfills its conditions, it is considered valid. They will be rewarded for it, and they will be sinful for drinking Khamr. They are considered among those who mix good deeds with evil ones… read more here.

Are they who lose their minds accountable for their deeds?

Question 8: Will a mad person be held accountable for the misdeeds that he committed such as neglecting Salaah (Prayer), Sawm (Fast), Zakaah (obligatory charity), and son on? It should be noted that the person concerned was a normal person in the beginning of his life, but later became insane.

Answer: As for the period when the person concerned was sane, he will be held accountable for the deeds done then; rewarded for the good ones and punished for the bad ones. As for the period when he was insane, he will not be held accountable for the deeds committed then… read more here.

Should the person who loses consciousness for a long period make up for Salaah and Sawm they have missed?

Question 7: I have a thirty year old daughter who is a mother. She has been suffering from a mental disorder for fourteen years now. In the past, this disorder used to afflict her during irregular intervals. This time her mental disorder has lasted for three months. Accordingly, she cannot perform Wudoo’ (ablution) or Salaah (prayer) unless there is someone to guide her about how to perform prayers and the number of Rak`ahs (units of Prayer). Now, after the advent of the blessed month of Ramadaan, she only fasted one day and didn’t fast the rest of the month. Please, guide us regarding the obligatory duties on her and on me, as I am the one responsible for her. May Allaah reward you.

Answer: If the case is as you have mentioned, she is not obliged to fast, pray, or even make up for them, and all you have to do is to take good care of her as you are the one responsible for her. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here

Making up for missed Salaah due to unconsciousness in the hospital

Question 6: My ninety-nine year old father was hit in a car accident. He was taken to a hospital where he remained unconscious for seventeen days during which he did not perform Salaah. When he recovered, he asked about making up for the missed Salaahs. Please advise!

Answer: If he was conscious during the period when he abandoned Salaah, he should make up for the missed Salaahs according to his ability, whether standing, sitting, or lying on his side or back. He should observe them in the same order from the first day missed starting with the first Salaah… read more here.

Delaying performing Fajr Prayer from its due time

Question 5: What is the ruling on the Salaah (“Prayer”) of a person who has been in the habit of offering the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer after sunrise for two years? He claims that sleep overpowers him as he stays up late until midnight sitting at cafés or nightclubs.

Question 5: Is it permissible to dine with this person, keep company with him, or live with him?

A: It is prohibited to delay Salaah until its appointed time elapses. Every Muslim should give due concern to offer Salaah at its appointed time. He may ask someone to remind him of its time or he may set his alarm clock at prayer time. A person is prohibited to stay up late at night clubs or other places of entertainment which make him miss the Fajr Prayer or miss the reward of congregational prayer… read more here.

 

Can we offer the two supererogatory Rak`ahs of Fajr after sunrise or before Fajr Prayer?

Question 4: If a person sleeps until sunrise, should he pray the two supererogatory Rak`ahs (units of Prayer) before offering the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer?

Answer: If one is overpowered by sleep and could not wake up until after sunrise, he should perform Fajr (Dawn) Prayer when he wakes up and should offer the Sunnah (supererogatory) Salaah before Fajr. It is authentically reported that the Messenger of Allaah… read more here.

If a person oversleeps until sunrise and does not perform Fajr Prayer, how can they perform Salaah?

Question 3: Allaah has guided me to obey Him. I offer the daily prayers on time except for Fajr (Dawn). Sometimes I get up late after sunrise. Is my Fajr Prayer offered at that time valid? How can a Muslim make up for the Salaah they missed like `Asr (Afternoon) Prayer? Will they make up for it at the time of the Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer or delay it until the next `Asr Prayer?

Answer: The Salaah you miss due to sleep or forgetfulness should be offered the moment you wake up or the moment you remember. It does not matter if you wake up or remember it after sunrise. This is based on the Hadeeth in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read  more here.

Anyone who intentionally abandons Salaah though they acknowledge its obligation?

Question 2: Allaah has guided me to obey Him. I offer the daily prayers on time except for Fajr (Dawn). Sometimes I get up late after sunrise. Is my Fajr Prayer offered at that time valid? How can a Muslim make up for the Salaah they missed like `Asr (Afternoon) Prayer? Will they make up for it at the time of the Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer or delay it until the next `Asr Prayer?

Answer: The Salaah you miss due to sleep or forgetfulness should be offered the moment you wake up or the moment you remember. It does not matter if you wake up or remember it after sunrise. This is based on the Hadeeth in which the Prophet… read more here.

Missing a Salaah because of sleep or forgetfulness until its due time is over

Question 1: Allaah has guided me to obey Him. I offer the daily prayers on time except for Fajr (Dawn). Sometimes I get up late after sunrise. Is my Fajr Prayer offered at that time valid? How can a Muslim make up for the Salaah they missed like `Asr (Afternoon) Prayer? Will they make up for it at the time of the Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer or delay it until the next `Asr Prayer?

Answer: The Salaah you miss due to sleep or forgetfulness should be offered the moment you wake up or the moment you remember. It does not matter if you wake up or remember it after sunrise. This is based on the Hadeeth in which the Prophet… read more here.