Replacement Prayers - How do I make a proper intention?
  • Question:

    My current intention for my make up prayers is for example: “i intend to pray 4 fard of dhuhr salat al qada, for all the prayers i have missed this is 57th, for Allah, facing Al Ka’ba”. Is this okay?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Yes, the intention you have mentioned is fine.

    An intention is a condition for the validity of the prayer. Thus at an absolute minimum, you should intend that it is [1] a makeup and, [2] which prayer it is (i.e. Dhuhr, `Asr, Maghrib etc.)

    Practically, it would be simpler to intend that the specific (e.g. Dhuhr) makeup prayer is the most recent one you missed. This is easier to sustain than mentioning a specific number (e.g. 57th) which is likely to become very cumbersome if you have a large number of prayers to make up.

    [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

    And Allah alone gives success.

    Answered by Tabraze Azam

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