Friday 19 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1442 - 4 December 2020
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She prayed ‘Isha’ at the time of Maghrib by mistake

Question

The adhaan of Maghrib was given, and I thought it was ‘Isha’, so I prayed Maghrib with four rak‘ahs, intending it as ‘Isha’. When I sat with my family and the adhaan was given for ‘Isha’, I wondered about that, and they told me that the adhaan for ‘Isha’ had only just been given. Should I repeat Maghrib prayer or not?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

If she did not pray Maghrib, and she prayed ‘Isha’ before Maghrib, thinking that the adhaan was for ‘Isha’, and she forgot to pray Maghrib, then she should repeat it; she should pray Maghrib and then repeat ‘Isha’, because she prayed ‘Isha’ at the wrong time, at the time of Maghrib. But if she had prayed Maghrib when the sun set, then her Maghrib prayer was valid, but she had to repeat ‘Isha’ because she prayed it before its time.

Prayer offered at the wrong time is not valid, but if she had not prayed Maghrib, she must make up Maghrib then pray ‘Isha’. End quote.

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Source: Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him), Fataawa Noor ‘ala ad-Darb (2/728).