Qadha salaah


1. What are the conditions of a baaligha? I started having vaginal discharge at the age of 8, but only began praying and fasting at the age of 11, which is when I first got my period. Must I make up 3 years of prayers and fasts? If I had masturbated before having my first period, and do not recall excreting discharge with any coloration, was I baligh?

2. Can I make up prayers with intention of "this prayer or that"? I have some fajr prayers to make up for (I have no idea how many as I used to sometimes pray them at the time when one should not to sajdah).

3. I also have to make up 2 rakat nafl and sunnat prayers that become wajib when one breaks them, which I did often. So, when I am let's say doing maghrib prayer, for the last 2 rakats, can I make the intention of "either maghrib nafl, fajr fardh, or any wajib"?


1. No.

2. To the best of your ability try to estimate the total number of salaah you have missed and thereafter start making qaza of those salaah.

3. The way to perform the missed salaah is that at the time of performing the missed salaah you make the intention that you are performing the last missed salaah e.g. the last fajr salaah or zohar salaah that you had missed. In place of the nawaafil, you may perform your qaza salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)