Ash-Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abaad, may Allah preserve him, was asked the following question,



السؤال: متى يبدأ وقت أذكار الصباح والمساء، وهل تقضى هذه الأذكار؟

When does the time for the morning adhkaar and the evening adhkaar begin and can these adhkaar be made up for?


الجواب: الصباح -كما هو معلوم- يبدأ من طلوع الفجر، والمساء يبدأ بعد الزوال،

The morning – as it is known – starts from dawn and the evening starts in the afternoon.

وينبغي أن يأتي بأذكار الصباح بعد الفجر، ويأتي بأذكار المساء آخر النهار، وكذلك تجوز قراءتها بعد المغرب؛ لأنه داخل في المساء أيضاً.

And it is appropriate that he performs the morning adhkaar after fajr and that he performs the evening adhkaar during the last part of the day (i.e. before sunset). And it is likewise permissible to read it after maghrib, since it is also included from the evening.

وأما قضاؤها فكما هو معلوم أنها سنة يفوت محلها.

As for making it up, then as it is well-known that it is a sunnah; it is missed out on by the passing of its fixed time.

Reference: Sharh Sunan Abu Daawud (#235)

Translated by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr