Making up qadha Salah

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Should I make Qadha for the prayers?

Assalaamu ‘Alaikum Warahmatullah respected Scholar, I was born in a Muslim family but I was very astray but in the later part of 2013 I got Hidaya from Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) I didn’t know how to pray salah but I learned it online and Alhamdulillah I started praying 5 times when I learned to pray. I was 18 years old. Now the question is should I make qadha? I didnt know how to pray before. Please help!!!


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

It is a pleasure to know that Allah granted you hidayat (guidance) to change your life and be a seriously practising Muslim. It is our dua that Allah ta’ala keep you steadfast Aameen.

We advise you to stay in the company of the Ulama and pious people who adhere to the sunnah.

In principle, when a person becomes baaligh (physically matured) he is obliged to fulfil the laws of Shariah Salah etc. The Salats you missed from the time you became baaligh till when you started performing your Salats will have to be made up(qazaa).One easy method is to perform one qaza Salah with each present Salah. In a period of time, you will complete your Qaza.

You should make an estimate of your missed Salats and plan accordingly.

Qaza is made only of fard and witr Salats.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Zakir Husain

Student DarulIftaa
Michigan, U.S.A 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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