In this post there's a quote of a maliki point of view regarding how to make up at least fajr prayer (malikis distinct between the sunna and fard of fajr by calling the fard sobh). I also know that some schools a allow making up witr, but don't exactly know the limitations.

My Question is:
What are/is the view(s) of scholars on performing qada' for nafl/sunna prayers, is it recommended, if yes how and are there any limitation (for example can I do qada' when ever I recall it as the case for fard according the sahih hadith:

"He who forgets the prayer, or he slept (and it was omitted), its expiation is (only) that he should observe it when he remembers it."

. or can I only make up the prayers I missed actually).

  • 1
    I think "allowed" is not the correct word to use in this context. Nafl/sunnah prayers are voluntary actions. So whether you make a niyyah for a make up or another (new) nafl/sunnah prayer does not change it's degree - either way that's going to be a voluntary prayer at most. That's "allowed" is not the correct word here.
    – ozbek
    Jul 15 '16 at 5:54
  • 1
    Maybe "recommended" would fit?
    – ozbek
    Jul 15 '16 at 8:00

Only obligatory prayers (Fard) have Qada, for Nafl/Sunnah prayer you don't need Qada.

  • That's simply wrong
    – Sassir
    Jun 25 '19 at 8:55

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .