For Muslims, salah (prayer) is one of the most important acts of worship in Islam. It is a way of showing obedience and devotion to Allah. However, there may be times when we miss salah due to certain circumstances such as sickness, travel, or forgetfulness. In such cases, we need to make up the missed salah. The process of making up missed salah is known as qodho’ sholat. In this article, we will discuss how to make up missed prayers.
What is Qodho’ Sholat?
Qodho’ sholat is the process of making up missed prayers. It is an obligation upon every Muslim to make up the missed prayers as soon as possible. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever forgets a prayer, let him offer it when he remembers it, and whoever misses a prayer, let him offer it when he remembers it, for there is no expiation for it except that.”
When Should We Make Up Missed Prayers?
It is important to make up missed prayers as soon as possible. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “The best of deeds is the prayer at its appointed time and the worst of deeds is the prayer offered after its appointed time.” Therefore, we should try to make up missed prayers as soon as we can.
How to Make Up Missed Prayers?
The process of making up missed prayers is quite simple. Here are the steps:
- Make intention to make up the missed prayer.
- Perform wudhu (ablution) as you would normally do for regular prayer.
- Find a clean and quiet place to offer your prayer.
- Perform the missed prayer as you would normally do for regular prayer.
It is important to note that if you missed multiple prayers, you should start with the most recent one and work your way back.
What if We Missed Many Prayers?
If you have missed many prayers, it may seem overwhelming to make them up. However, it is important to remember that Allah is merciful and forgiving. You should start by making up the missed prayer from the most recent one and work your way back. You can also break it up into smaller chunks and make up a certain number of prayers each day. It may take some time, but it is important to make the effort to make up the missed prayers.
Missing prayers is not ideal, but it is a reality that we may face at some point in our lives. It is important to remember that we can make up for our missed prayers through qodho’ sholat. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, we can fulfill our obligation and show our devotion to Allah.