Q: I want to know what should I do if I miss a prayer in traveling? For example, the Zuher prayer is offered from 1 t 2 PM but when I reach home its already 4 PM. So what should I do in such a situation? Should I perform the complete Zuher prayer at 4 PM or only offer the farz (obligatory prayer)?
A: If the zohar salaah time elapsed and the salaah became qadha while you were a musaafir, you will only perform two rakaats of qadha. You will not make qadha of the sunnats. If you were not a musaafir and you missed your zohar salaah, you will only perform four rakaats. You will not make qadha of the sunnats.
Note: It is a major sin for one to forgo his salaah. Sever grave warnings have been sounded for the one who forgoes his salaah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)