If a person misses a prayer, do they need to make their prayer up before praying the next one.  For example: if a person misses duhr and it is time for Asr, does he or she pray duhr first and then pray asr or do they pray Asr first and make up the duhr prayer they missed later?


Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah:

On the day of Al-Khandaq (the battle of trench.) ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab came cursing the disbelievers of Quraish after the sun had set and said, “O Allah’s Apostle I could not offer the ‘Asr prayer till the sun had set.” The Prophet said, “By Allah! I, too, have not prayed.” So we turned towards Buthan, and the Prophet performed ablution and we too performed ablution and offered the ‘Asr prayer after the sun had set, and then he offered the Maghrib prayer.


Answered by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr