[Subject] [Date] [Moderator] Home

['Aalim Network QR] Father's qadha salaa

|                          w           w     w                          |\
|                           ||          ||   | ||                       |\
|                    o_,_7 _||  . _o_7 _|| 4_|_||  o_w_,                |\
|                   ( :   /    (_)    /           (   .                 |\
|                                                                       |\
|           ||  ||         |  ||   |T              |     | ||    |      |\
|   . _, _8 |_D_|| . _,_,_,_D_|| 4_|| q ]_o_7_o   _|_c 4_|_||   _|,_p q |\
|  (_): /         (_): . :            /        (_S           (_S      / |\
|                                                                       |\
|       In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the All-Merciful       |\
|  Greeting of Allah be upon Muhammad and the pure members of his House |\
Assalamu 'Alaykum
The following question was kindly answered by Shaykh Mustafa Jaffer.

Ummulbanin Merali - Acting Moderator - 'Aalim Network
I would like to ask this question. 
Why is it necessary for the eldest son to repay his fathers qaza prayers?
It seems to go against the principle that everyone is responsible for their
own actions. 
Does this mean that making up neglected prayers or does this cover only
those prayers that were missed for some great uncontrollable circumstances?
What happens if the father never prayed at all? 
And how would you go about repaying them?
And what about if the son already has many of his own qaza namaz. 
Which ones should he pray first, for those qaza from his father or those
from himself?

It is wajib for the eldest son to repay the prayers his father missed during
his lifetime. This I can only imagine is a gift from Allah to a person who
sires a son. 

I must point out however, that our love for our parents should make us do
much more for them after their death whether we are first born or
not. By repaying their missed prayers, we are only fulfilling their basic
needs. By going a step further and remembering them in all acts of charity
is a gift we can endow to our parents aftre their death.

Repaying prayers can be done either physically by oneself or a third
person's services could be employed for the recitation of Qaza prayers and
the eldest son foots the costs involved. Our maraje are known to take
responsibility for making such arrangements.

As for the son's own qaza, he would be wise to learn from the father's
mistakes. Remember, a qaza prayed after death cannot be the same as qaza
prayed by oneself or prayers recited in time.

Wallaahu A'alam


Back: ['Aalim Network QR] Fateha for Ahlul Bayt (as) / Nazar
Forward: ['Aalim Network QR] Female Mujtahida