Performing qadha of missed salaah

Q: I want to ask a couple of questions regarding qadha prayers.

1. What should be my niyaah when praying qadha namaz and what time of the day should I offer it?

2. How should I offer my qadha prayers, given that I have the following ones left? (I have only made an estimation, because I don't remember the count exactly): Fajr-4, Zuhr-6, Maghrib-1, Isha-Salaat-ul-witr of 2-2.5 years (around 800)

3. Do I need to offer all of the witr prayers or is there any alternative to it? I request you to outline the complete method, so that I can offer them as quickly as possible.

A: 1. You can read the qadha salaah at any time besides the 3 prohibited times i.e. at sunrise, zawaal, and sunset. Similarly, you should not offer qadha salaah at the time before sunset when the colour of the sun changes.

2. Try and make one qadha with every fardh salaah.

3. You have to offer all the witr qadha.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)