He was unconscious for three days – does he have to make up his prayers?

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He was given a sedative in the hospital so that he would not feel pain, and he remained unconscious for three days. When he regains consciousness, should he make up his prayers?
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Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked this question, and replied:

 If it is three days or less, then he should make up his prayers – by analogy with one who sleeps. If it is more than that then he does not have to make up his prayers – by analogy with one who is insane. And Allaah knows best.

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