Performing the sunnats of fajr when making qadha of fajr

Q: What rakats will I pray as a qadha if my fajar namaz was qadha. Will I offer the sunah as well? If so, is it sinful to not pray the sunnah rakat while offering qadha of fajr. What will be the best time to offer fajr qadha?

A: If one has missed the Fajar Salaah and makes qadha before zawaal of the same day, then he should perform the Sunnat as well as the fardh of Fajar. If he makes qadha after zawaal of the same day or later, he should only perform the fardh of Fajar.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)