Wednesday 13 Jumada al-ula 1444 - 7 December 2022

Prayer of one who becomes unconscious and one who is sick and stops praying


My father was hit by a car and his leg was injured, and he was in the hospital. He stayed there for seventeen days and did not pray. When he came round, he asked about that and wants to make up the prayers. Please advise us.


Praise be to Allah.

If he was conscious during that time then he has to make up the missed prayers, standing, sitting, lying on his side, according to what he is able to do. He should do them in the right order, with the appropriate intention. So he should pray the prayers of the first day in order, starting with the first obligatory prayer that he missed, then the next one and so on, then the prayers of the second day and the third day, until he finishes. But if he was unconscious, in that case he does not have to make them up.

 And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

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Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta, 6/17