Haidh commencing in the salaah time

Q: In the past I never really paid attention to making up prayers that I missed due to the adhan beginning before I was able to read that prayer.

I forgot the ruling (e.g. if menses stops at isha then pray maghrib and isha and if menses begins at zuhr and one hasn't prayed it, then they have to make it up later).

I’m going to make up the prayer I missed for the recent menstruation cycle I had. Am I allowed to forget about the ones I might have missed in the previous months? It would require me to have to look at past prayer times from different timetables and make estimates and I may have to make up a lot of prayers.

A: If the menstruation commenced in a salaah time then the obligation of that salaah is waived off and if the menstruation ends in a salaah time and there is sufficient time to make ghusl and start the salaah then you will have to perform that salaah as well, not the salaah before that.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)