Making the intention of Zuhr salaah when performing Asr salaah

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1. I was praying behind the imaam. The imaam was praying asar salaah and I made intention of zohar salaah and I know that it was asar after the prayer. Is my prayer valid or do I have to redo my asar salah?

2. If I am praying alone or with the imam and it is asar time and I make intention of zohar forgetfully and after one rakaah I realize that it is asar, do I have to redo my prayer?

3. What if it was just at the begninng i.e I am doing recitation before fatiha and I realize that it is asar, do I have to redo my niyyah and start over?



1-2. You will have to repeat your asr salaah.

3. You have to start the salaah again with a new intention.

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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