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Missed Sunnah Prayers and Making Up Prayers in Any Order

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1) Do I need to pray sunnat-e- muakadda that I missed in the past?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Wa Alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate


From a past post by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani:

In the Hanafi school,

a) We do not leave current sunna prayers because of having makeup prayers, because past mistakes should not be cause for present shortcomings;

b) Only past obligatory and necessary prayers are to be made up;

c) One does not makeup past sunna prayers;

d) However, within the prayers one is making up, one should not leave the sunnas themselves. `

Please see:

How do I perform make up prayers quickly?

About Making Up Missed Prayers

Makeup Prayers: Can I leave the confirmed Sunnas?


From a past post by Sidi Sohail Hanif:

If the total number of prayers that one had missed equal five or less then one must observe the order between them and one’s current prayer such that one must make them all up before one can offer one’s current prayer unless the time for the current prayer grows short in which case it is given preference.

If the total number of prayers that one has missed exceeds five then one is not obliged to observe any order between the make ups with respect to themselves such that one may make up Dhuhr before making up Fajr for any particular day. One is also not obliged, in such a case, to make up one’s prayers before offering the current prayer even if there is enough time to make them up. (Radd al-Muhtar, 1:487, Bulaq)

Therefore, if making up prayers in the way you mention is easiest for you, this is fine.


Sunni Path Fiqh Team


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