What do the noble Ulamā of the mighty Sharī’ah say regarding that Zuhr prayer which was begun inside its time but completed inside the ‘Asr prayer time? Will the Zuhr prayer be considered as delivered on time or considered as qadā’ (delivered as a missed prayer outside its time) as the majority of the prayer was delivered in the time of the ‘Asr prayer?

Questioner: Waqas from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

In this scenario, Zuhr prayer will be considered delivered in its time and not qadā’. This is because according to the Hanafī Madhab, for the prayer to be considered delivered in its time it is only necessary for the opening takbīr (takbīrah al-tahrīmah) to be recited within the actual prayer time as is mentioned in al-Durr al-Mukhtār,

“وَبِالتَّحْرِيمَةِ فَقَطْ بِالْوَقْتِ يَكُونُ أَدَاءً عِنْدَنَا”

“With only the opening takbīr delivered within the prayer time, the prayer will be considered delivered in its time according to us.”

[al-Durr al-Mukhtār, vol 2, pg 627-632]

It is also mentioned in Bahār-e-Sharī’at that if the opening prohibiting takbīr is delivered within the prayer time, then the prayer will not be qadā’, rather it will be considered delivered in time, except in Fajr, Jumu’ah and the two ‘Īd prayers, as in these if the prayer time expired before the performance of the closing salāms, the prayer will be invalidated.

[Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 1, part 4, pg 701]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by Mawlana Ibrar Shafi

Read the original Urdu answer here – [Q-ID0269] I started Zuhr prayer late, and completed it in Asr time, is the prayer valid?

Also see:

[Q-ID0749] Can I pray Zuhr at its end time and then Asr straight after as soon as it enters?

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