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Sleeping through a Prayer or Forgetting to Pray

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Question: What do I accidentally miss a pray through sleep or mere forgetfulness?

Answer:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

If one sleeps through prayer or forgets it, one makes up the prayer.

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, ‘Whoever forgets to pray or sleeps through it, its expiation is to pray it when he remembers.’ (Bukhari and Muslim)

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I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

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Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

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