Performing the Sunnat-e-Muakkadah before the fardh

Q:

  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?

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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)