Making-up a missed or forgotten prayer

Reference: http://mufti.af.org.sa/ar/content/كيفية-قضاء-صلاة-المغرب-أو-الفجر-إذا-فاتت-عند-شروق-الشمس-أو-عند-غروبها

Question: What is the ruling regarding making-up the maghrib or fajr prayer if it has been missed with the passing of sunrise or sunset?

Response: The prayers which have been missed are to be prayed at any time, and there is nothing prohibiting that because the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«Whoever forgets a prayer, let him offer it as soon as he remembers, for there is no expiation for it other than that.» [narrated by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]

And the Muslims jurists have said with respect to making-up the missed prayers, that they are to be made-up even if it is during the times it is prohibited to do so.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.