Performing qadha Salaah before the fardh Salaah

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Q: If someone misses fajr prayer, does he have to pray qaza of it before zuhr prayer or he has up until the next fajr (24 hours) to pray fajr qaza? If for some reason he cannot pray fajr qaza before zuhr prayer, does he have to then pray qaza the next morning before fajr prayer?


A: If one is a sahib-e-tarteeb (i.e. a person who has less than six qadha salaah) then it is compulsory upon him to first perform his missed fajr salaah before he performs his zuhr salaah. However if he is not a sahib-e-tarteeb then it is permissible for him to perform his missed fajr salaah before the zuhr salaah or after the zuhr salaah. For further details regarding the laws of a sahib-e-tarteeb refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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