Missing Prostrations in Quran Recitation

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Question: How do I calculate and make up missed prostrations of the recital?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Making an exact calculation of your years of missed prostrations of the recital will be difficult and nearly impossible. For this reason, take the following steps:

(1) Come up with an estimate that you are reasonably sure covers the amount of missed prostrations
(2) Add a little more to that number for certainty
(3) Take a practical amount of prostrations to do daily in order to slowly chip away at the number owed
(4) Start making up your determined amount daily while having the strong resolve to eventually, even if in the distant future, make them all up.

Note that if you recite new verses of prostration, you should do the prostration immediately and strive not to put it off as this will only add to your prostrations.

Hope this helps.

Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a graduate from Tarim; a student of Habib Umar and other luminaries; and authorized teachers of the Qur’an and the Islamic sciences

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