Step by Step Guide to Prayer

How Can One Make up for Years of Missed Prayers?

Making up for the Missed Prayers

Prayer is one of the five pillars of Islam, and one of the most important obligation in Islam. Every Muslim, man or woman, has to perform it and observe its requirements with regard to purification, directing to Ka`bah and other requirements. Muslim must not miss any obligatory prayer, and all prayers should be performed in their prescribed times. Almighty Allah says, 

Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times. (An-Nisaa’ 4:103) 

Mu`adh (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) sent me (as a governor of Yemen) and instructed me thus: “You will go to the people of the Book. First call them to testify that ‘there is no true god except Allah, that I am (Muhammad the Messenger of Allah.’ If they obey you, tell them that Allah has enjoined upon them five Salat (prayers) during the day and night.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) 

Those who deliberately leave out the prayer are undoubtedly sinned. Sheikh Ibn Taymiyah said: “The scholars who say that (the one who does so) should make up for the prayer do not mean that by doing so one is absolved of sin, rather they say that by making up for it one’s burden of sin is reduced, but the sin of missing and delaying the prayer beyond its prescribed time is like any other sin, it needs either repentance or good deeds that will erase it or other things that will waive the punishment.” (Minhaj As-Sunnah)

To know more about the ruling of making up for the missed prayers, you should watch this interesting video with Sheikh Yasir Birjas. 

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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel. 

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