Q: Kindly explain in detail the Shari’ah laws of performing Qadhaa Salaats.
Your advice in fulfilling the Qadhaa Salaats will be appreciated.
A: Qadhaa is made only for Fardh and Witr Salaats.
In calculation, there will be six (6) Salaats per day, one hundred and
eighty (180) Salaats per month, two thousand, one hundred and sixty (2160)
Salaats per year. Calculate the number of missed Salaats from the time of
Buloogh (maturity). If one is unable to calculate the actual number of
missed Salaats, due to not having any records, then he/she should apply
his/her honest discretion in calculating the missed Salaats.
It is not permissible to give Fidyah (monetary compensation) for the missed
Salaats if one is able to fulfil the Qadhaa Salaats. The Fidya for each
missed Salaat is the same as Sadaqatul Fitr (approx. R7.00). The approximate
amount for the missed Salaats for one year will be (approx. R15,000). A
bequest should be made during one’s lifetime to pay the Fidya for the
unfulfilled Qadhaa Salaats from one third of one’s estate after fulfillment
Thank Allah Ta’ala for giving you the concern to fulfil the missed Salaats.
How will one face Allah Ta’ala on the day of Qiyaamat should he/she pass
away without fulfilling the Qadhaa Salaats? An easy method to fulfil the
Qadhaa Salaats is, after each daily Fardh Salaat, for example, after Dhuhr
Salaat of today, perform one Dhuhr Qadhaa Salaat.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai