Missed fast and sunnah

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brother durham

first may Allah shower you with his blessings and litgth for all the help you give to the Ummah

Could you pls tell me if it acceptable by shariah islamic to fast sunnah and qada at the same time?

keep the good work....brother


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Missed fast and sunnah

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Your Question: Could you pls tell me if it acceptable by shariah islamic to fast sunnah and qada at the same time?

The ‘qada’ or atonement of missed obligatory fasts must be performed distinct from the voluntary or Sunnah/Nafl fasts and cannot be performed at the same time.


If for example one has missed two fasts of Ramadan, he must first make up the two missed fasts of Ramadan and if he intends to fast the voluntary fasts of the 13th, 14th, and 15th  of the month, he may do an additional three fasts for a total of five fasts.  The ‘qada’ or atonement of missed obligatory fasts must be done distinct and separate from the voluntary fasts.


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Your Brother in Islam,






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