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Missed Prayers and the Call to Prayer. [ Shafi’I ]

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Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle

Question: Assalamu alaykum

When one has years of missed prayers then one gives adhan only for the very first of those missed prayer?

Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatah,

Dear questioner,

While it is correct that is is technically true that is recommended to call the adhan for each make-up prayer, if you have years of make-ups, one should make it a priority to finish the daily amount that one has scheduled for yourself. Once you have met that target, then you can start adding extra sunnas like the adhan.

The key is consistency. Don’t let the Devil pull you aside with sunnas. He’s very good at convincing us to do the sunna (the extra) instead of the fard (obligatory).

I pray this helps.

[Shaykh] Farid Dingle

Shaykh Farid Dingle grew up in a convert family in Herefordshire, UK. In 2007, he moved to Jordan to pursue traditional studies. Shaykh Farid continues to live in Amman, Jordan with his wife and kids. In addition to continuing his studies he teaches Arabic and several of the Islamic sciences.

Shaykh Farid began his journey in sacred knowledge with intensives in the UK and Jordan (2004) in Shafi’i fiqh and Arabic. After years of studying Arabic grammar, Shafi’i fiqh, hadith, legal methodology (usul al-fiqh) and tafsir, Sh. Farid began specializing in Arabic language and literature. Sh. Farid studied Pre-Islamic poetry, Umayyad, Abbasid, Fatimid, and Andalusian literature. He holds a BA in Arabic Language and Literature and continues exploring the language of the Islamic tradition.

In addition to his interest in the Arabic language Shaykh Farid actively researches matters related to jurisprudence (fiqh) which he studied with Shaykh Hamza Karamali, Shaykh Ahmad Hasanat, and continues with Shaykh Amjad Rasheed. 

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