Explore the guidance given by leaders and scholars in Islam on what to do if a prayer is missed due to sleep or other reasons, and understand how one can compensate for it.
What to do if I missed prayer due to sleep?
The Prophet (peace be upon him)says: “Whoever misses a prayer through sleep or forgetfulness should offer it when he is conscious of it, as this is its time.” You see, here we have an exception, because sleeping through the time range of a prayer, and being unconscious, are legitimate reasons for missing a prayer.
What happens if you miss prayer unintentionally?
1 – When you miss a prayer unintentionally, for a legitimate shar’i excuse, such as forgetting or sleeping, although you are basically very keen to perform the prayer on time. In this case you are excused but you have to make it up as soon as you remember it.
How do you compensate missed prayer?
You can pray each prayer twice: one for the current prayer and the other for making up for the missed one.” In the light of the above fatwas, it is clear that the one who missed prayers for many years may count the missed prayers and make up for them in the hope that Almighty Allah will forgive him.
Is it OK to miss one prayer?
If a prayer is missed, it is common practice among Muslims to make it up as soon as it is remembered or as soon as they are able to do so. This is known as Qadaa. For example, if one misses the noon prayer because of a work meeting that could not be interrupted, one should pray as soon as the meeting is over.
What to do if I miss salah?
It was narrated that Anas ibn Maalik said: The Prophet of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever forgets a prayer or sleeps and misses it, its expiation is to make it up as soon as he remembers it.” Narrated by Muslim, 684.
Does God listen to unsaved prayers?
Jesus says, “No, God doesn’t hear the prayers of those.” There’s many examples where God does not hear the prayers of the unconverted.