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Safeguarding the Prayer – Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzan – May Allah preserve him – was asked about an individual who prays the five daily prayers, but not in the correct times and occasionally misses all of the prayers of a day and prays them all together later on.

The Shaykh said:

Safeguarding the performance of the  (obligatory) prayers at their correct times with the congregation (for men) is obligatory for the Muslim, and it is not permissible to exit the prayer from its (legislated) time.

As Allah says:

إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ كَانَتْ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ كِتَابًا مَّوْقُوتًا

النساء: ١٠٣ 

Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.

[An-Nisaa Verse 103]

Meaning it is obligatory to perform them at specific times, and in a narration:

“Indeed there are actions (done) for Allah in the night that He does not accept in the day and actions in the day He does not accept in the night” (1)

And exiting the prayers from their correct times is neglecting them.

Allah said:

فَخَلَفَ مِن بَعْدِهِمْ خَلْفٌ أَضَاعُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَاتَّبَعُوا الشَّهَوَاتِ فَسَوْفَ يَلْقَوْنَ غَيًّا

إِلاَّ مَنْ تَابَ

مريم ٥٩-٦٠

Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salat  [i.e. made their Salat to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times, etc.] and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell.

Except  those who repent…

[Soorah Maryam Verse 59-60]

And combining between two prayers – in the time of one of them ie Dhuhr with Asr or Maghrib with Isha – is not permissible except due to a legislated excuse. As for combining the prayers for a complete day then this is not permissible and the prayer is not correct in this manner.

 

Al muntaqa 5/56

(1) Advice of Abu Bakr to Umar whilst on his deathbed

See link for full narration

http://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/abu-bakr-to-umar-on-his-deathbed/

Woke up After Fajr and She was Menstruating – Shaykh Uthaymeen

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Uthaymeen -Rahimahullah- was asked concerning a woman who woke up for fajr after the sun had risen and realised she was now menstruating.

Paraphrasing:

“She has to make up the fajr prayer after her menses, because the origin is that she was pure; i.e. she knows she was not menstruating when she went to sleep, she woke after the time of fajr, so all she knows for certain is that she was menstruating after the time of fajr came in and therefore she makes up the fajr prayer.”

The Shaykh went on to say:

“It saddens me that she did not wake for the fajr prayer except after the sun rose, because it is an obligation upon mankind that they guard themselves and that they take the required means so that they can wake and pray on time.”

Majmoo’ Fataawa 219/12