Salats Missed in a Lifetime
Posted: 5 Safar 1422, 29 April 2001
|Q.) How does one calculate the missed salats from the time he/she
became baligh (mature)?
A.) Maa shaa Allah, your concern for your Qadhas (completion of the
missed Salats) is commendable. May Allah Taala make it easy for you to fulfil it.
The manner of completion is as follows:
a) Calculate the number of Fardh Salats only missed from the time you became mature up
till now. The Witr Salats is also included (6 Salats per day = 180 Salats per months =
2160 per year)
b) Women should deduct the Salats missed during the monthly cycle as there
is no Qadha for the Salat missed during the monthly cycle. Try and determine the number of
the missed Salats.
c) The number of fasts missed from the age of maturity should be calculated and
d) The money that you had paid will not suffice for the completion, rather, it will
count as optional charity for which you will be rewarded, Insha Allah.
Word of Advice:
An easy method of fulfilling your Qadhas is
that from now on and after each Fardh Salat of the day, perform one Qadha Salat of the
Thank Allah for giving you the concern to complete your missed Salats. Allah
Taala wants to bring you closer to him. How would you face Allah on the day of
Qiyamat should you pass away without making the Qadhas. The big figures that you might see
should not break your courage. Rather, Shaytan is going to work on your mind harder now to
take you away from this great step that you would be taking towards getting closer to
An easy method of fulfilling your Qadhas is that from now on and after each Fardh Salat
of the day, perform one Qadha Salat of the same kind, e.g. after you discharge the Dhuhr
of today, just perform one Dhuhr Qadha Salat of just 4 Rakats. There is no Qadha for the
Sunnats and Nafls missed. Look at how merciful Allah is!!! Your intention will be as
follows: I intend making Qadha of my missed Salat.
If you are in a habit of offering Nafl Salat, rather perform your Qadha Salats instead.
This is your priority. Make maximum use of the big nights, big days, etc. that fall during
the course of the year. For your Qadha fasts, try and fast once or twice a week and
Lastly, make lots of Duaa to Allah Taala to make it easy for you, for He is
the solution to all our matters.
And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.