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Offer Sunnat and Nafl if offering Kaza prayers?

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Assalamualkium brother......!!

there is a problem that when we offer Qazza prayers then it is necessary to offer sunnat and nafils also in qazza prayers ........i come to know that we only have to offer farz in qazza prayers not other sunnat and nafils................my Question is that :is it necessary to offer sunnat and nafils in Qazza prayers???or we only have to offer farz in Qazza.......??hope u reply soon........thnx!!

 

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Offer Sunnat and Nafl if offering Kaza prayers?

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.

 

Allah has commanded the believers to pray their five obligatory salaats on their appointed times, and the believers who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day, must strive never ever to intentionally miss their obligatory prayers.


 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 103:Indeed, the Salaat is a prescribed duty that should be performed at the appointed times by the believers.

 

The five daily obligatory prayers are a prescribed duty unto the believers. Whoever prays them will earn a huge reward from Allah Subhanah, and whoever does not pray them will be severely punished on the Day of Judgement.

 

All the other sunnah or nafl (voluntary) prayers are optional; if one prays them he will earn a huge reward from Allah Subhanah, and if one does not pray them there is no sin upon him.

 

If for any reason, one has missed any of his obligatory prayers, he must perform them Qada and make up for the missed prayers. If one wishes, he may perform the Sunnah and Nafl voluntary prayers with his Qada prayers, but if one does not pray the Sunnah or Nafl prayers, there is obviously no sin upon him.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) always prayed the two rakah voluntary Sunnah prayers before the Fajr prayers, and the witr prayers, even if they were Qada.

 

Ahmad, Al-Bukhari, and Muslim relate from 'Imran ibn Hussain that, during a journey, the Prophet (saws) slept past the time of Salatul Fajr and when he woke he waited for the sun to rise a little and then he ordered the mu'dhdhin to make the adhan. Then, the Prophet (saws) prayed the Fajr Sunnah, after which he ordered the iqamah to be made, and prayed Salatul Fajr.

 

Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "If the morning approaches, and you have yet to pray witr, you should pray the witr prayer."

 

Abu Dawud records from Abu Sa'id al-Khudri that the Prophet (saws) said: "If one of you sleeps [past the time of] the witr prayer or he forgets it, he should pray it when he remembers it."

 

Ahmad and at-Tabarani record that the Prophet (saws) would perform the witr prayer in the morning [if, for some reason, he had missed it during the night].

 

In light of the above authentic narrations, one may pray the Sunnah or Nafl voluntary prayers qada if he has missed them for any reason.

 

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

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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