Qadha (missed) Salaah

Lesson Twenty-Two


When a person misses his prayers due to unconsciousness

A short period of unconsciousness

a long period of unconsciousness

  • Considered less than five prayer times.
  • Thus one must make up prayers missed during short periods of unconsciousness.
  • E.g for a short operation under anesthetic.
  • Considered more than five prayer times.
  • Thus one does not have to make up any of these missed prayers.
  • E.g a coma lasting several weeks.

Making up missed prayers that have been missed for other reasons

1) It is absolutely essential to pray all the five daily namaz in its prescribed times.

2) In the Holy Quran and the Hadith of the Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon Him) are numerous verses and narrations about namaz, its importance, its virtues, the consequences and punishments of not performing the namaz.

3) In no circumstance is namaz allowed to be missed, even when one is ill..namaz still has to be prayed ( see namaz of the ill and not able above).

4) If a person has missed their prayers in the past, then they should make sincere repentance, and their repentance is incomplete if there isn’t an earnest effort in making the kaza namaz up, as they remain like a debt owed to Allah Almighty, as it was His right to be worshipped that has been missed by a person.

5) A person needs to calculate how many namaz have been missed (only the fardh and waajib need to be prayed back as qaza).

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