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Missed prayers in congregation?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Am I allowed to make up my qada prayers in a congregation? I wanted to ask if you are allowed to pray Qada prayer after witr prayer? That’s what I do to pray my missed isha.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullah,

It is not normally permitted nor valid to perform makeup prayers in congregation, because:

a) one is obligated to conceal one’s sins; and

b) it is a condition for praying in congregation that one intend the same obligatory prayer as the imam [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

(i.e. very same prayer, so if the imam is praying a current Zuhr prayer, it would be invalid to pray a makeup Zuhr prayer behind him; if the imam is praying a makeup of Zuhr, then one would have to be making up the very same day’s missed prayer—rare indeed).

See answer(s) mentioned below.

Faraz Rabbani

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