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Do we have to do qada`a for a sick person

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do we have to do qada`a for a sick person that is sound mind but physicly sick and also if it is alright to pray bihind of shia imman being sunny
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Prayer of sick and pray behind Shia=

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Your Question: do we have to do qada`a for a sick person that is sound mind but physicly sick

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 103:

Indeed the Salaat is a prescribed duty that should be performed by the believers at their appointed times.


Anas reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Whoever forgets a prayer should pray it when he remembers it, and there is no expiation for it save that."

Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.


Imran ibn Hussain says: "I had piles [hemorrhoids], so I asked the Prophet (saws) about the prayer and he (saws) said: 'Offer the salah while standing, and if you cannot do so pray while sitting, and if you can't do that, then make salah while Iying on your side, and if you cannot offer salah while lying on your side, then do it while lying on your back (making only gestures with your eyes). Allah does not burden a soul, save with what it can bear!"

Related by Bukhari and An-Nisai.


Allah Subhanah has prescribed the five obligatory prayers as an absolute duty (fard-ayn) unto the believers, and regardless of their condition, as long as they are of sound mind they must offer these prayers at their appointed times themselves! No one can offer their prayers for them, and there is no expiation or atonement for missed prayers except that the person who misses them offers them himself.


If the believer is ill and cannot offer the prayers while standing, he may sit and offer his prayers, if he cannot sit, he can lie down and offer his prayers with the movement of his eyes; but he/she must offer their prayers as long as he has a sound mind and life in his body! Such is the importance and significance of offering ones obligatory prayers in Islam.


Thus in reply to your question : do we have to do qada`a for a sick person; the answer would be that we or anyone else cannot offer the obligatory prayers of another under any circumstances and conditions. Every person has to himself fulfill this obligatory condition and duty unto their Lord Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


If your question meant that does a person who was seriously ill and somehow missed a few prayers, has to offer his missed prayers as qada; then the answer would be yes, the person has to himself offer his missed prayers; for there is no expiation or atonement for missed prayers except that the person offers them himself.


Your Question: if it is alright to pray bihind of shia imman being sunny
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 78:

Exert your utmost for the cause of Allah, as one should. He has chosen you (the believers) for His service, and has not laid on you any hardship in your religion. Therefore, be steadfast in the religion of your father Abraham. Allah had named you muslims before this, and has named you (muslims) in this Quran also, so that the Messenger may be a witness in regard to you, and you may be witnesses in regard to the rest of mankind.


My dear and beloved brother, first and foremost, shia and sunni are names and sects which man has himself invented and have absolutely no basis or legality in the deen or way of life called Al-Islam revealed by Allah Subhanah. Our Lord Creator Himself Declares that He has named the believers as muslims in the Glorious Quran, and every believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day must be honored to be recognized by the name Allah, the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth, has chosen for them.


Every person who declares the shahaadah or testimony of faith that there is no god except Allah Alone and that Mohamed (saws) is Allahs Last and Final Messenger is a muslim; and a muslim is allowed to pray behind any muslim imam, regardless of whether he calls himself by any self-invented sect name!


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2527 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

The Prophet (saws) said: Striving in the path of Allah (Jihad) is incumbent on you along with every imam (ruler), whether he is pious or impious; the prayer is obligatory on you behind every believer, pious or impious, even if he commits grave sins; the (funeral) prayer is incumbent upon every Muslim, pious and impious, even if he commits major sins.


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,




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