Performing the Sunnat-e-Muakkadah before the fardh

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


  1. Zaid is performing Salaah alone. He calls out the Iqaamah for his Fardh Salaah, but then realizes that he has not yet performed his Sunnat-e-Muakkadah Salaah. What should Zaid do in such an instance?
  2. Would the ruling change if a Sunnat-e-Ghair-Muakkadah Salaah was not yet performed before he had given the Iqaamah?


A: He should perform the sunnat-e-mu’akkadah and thereafter do the fardh.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)