Answered by SunniPath Answer Service Team
Is it possible to intend a make up fard prayer behind an imam praying a current one? for example, during ramadan would it be possible to make up prayers with the taraweeh jama’at? also, what is best in terms of order of making up missed prayers? (i have a few years to make up inshaAllah)
I have, to my great shame, many years of missed fard prayers to make-up. During Ramazan, is it permissible for me to join in the tarawih jamaat but with the intention of praying make-up fajr prayers?
Yes, this is permissible. However, it is not recommended to do so for
at least two reasons:
1. It is recommended to offer makeup prayers in the order in which
they were missed. You could still do this by praying fajr behind the
imam, then dhuhr, then asr, etc. For anything other than fajr you would
simply rise and pray the remaining rak’ahs. However, one should be
careful not to annoy or distract other people in the congregation with
2. It is not sunna to offer a missed prayer behind an imam who is
praying a current prayer.
Allah the Exalted knows best.
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