Musaafir performing four rakaats Esha Salaah in Muzdalifah

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Q: A musafir offers 4 rakats Isha namaz after Maghrib salah at muzdalifa behind an imam who offered only 2 rakats (not sure if he was musafir or muqeem as few people offer qasr even muqeem) due to confusion but later once he comes to know, he offers 2 rakats Isha namaz alone. Is the namaz okay or not?

Note: He offered the sunnat and witr after the 2 rakats of Isha salah.


A: It is valid. If it was done in error then there was no need to repeat it after the salaah time had expired.

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


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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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