Sick person falling asleep during salaah

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Q: I have a friend who has a liver and kidney failure. She prays salaah laying on the bed because she can’t move a lot. She said that in the middle of the prayer she suddenly sleeps before completing the prayer. Now the question is, is it possible to pray 2 rakat instead of four?


A: If she falls asleep while performing salaah, her salaah will break.

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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