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Can One Make Up `Asr after Maghrib?

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Publication : 29-05-1997

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Question

If a person missed `Asr (afternoon prayer), and when he arrived at the masjid he found Maghrib (sunset prayer) had started, what should he do?

Summary of answer

If a person missed `Asr prayer and when he arrived to the mosque he found Maghrib prayer has started, he should pray Maghrib with the imam, then pray `Asr afterwards

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Sheikh Al-Islam Ibn Taimiyyah (may the mercy of Allah be upon him) said that if a person missed `Asr prayer and when he arrived to the mosque he found Maghrib prayer has started, he should pray Maghrib with the Imam then pray `Asr afterwards, as agreed upon by all leading scholars. 

The question of, “does he repeat Maghrib?” has two scholarly opinions:

  • The first is that he repeats Maghrib. This is the saying of Ibn `Umar, Malik, Abu Hanifah and Ahmad in what is most well-known about this issue. 
  • The second opinion is that he does not repeat Maghrib. This is the saying of Ibn `Abbas, the Shafi`i School of Fiqh, and the second opinion of Ahmad’s school of Fiqh.

The latter is more correct, for Allah did not make it obligatory on the person to offer a prayer twice if he has feared Allah as much as he can. (Majmu` Fatawa Ibn Taymiyyah 22/106)

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And Allah knows best.

Source: From the book What Should You Do in the Following Situations...?

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