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Istikhara if you have missed prayers

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Is it permissible to pray istikhara while having many (years) missed prayers that one has to make up?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmtullah,

Yes, it remains permitted to perform sunnas such as istikhara when there is need or benefit.

Please see the following related SunniPath answer:
Makeup Prayers: Can I leave the confirmed Sunnas?

Jazakum Allahu Khayr


Faraz Rabbani

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