Making-up a missed or forgotten prayer


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 ﷺ 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.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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