If you miss Isha and wake up at Fajr should you pray Isha (qada) or wait until after Fajr?

If you miss Isha and wake up at Fajr should you pray Isha (qada) or wait until after Fajr?

Although it is prohibited to pray any sunnah or nawafil during the time of Fajr, it is permissible to pray qada (missed) salah during this time.

If one is a person of sequence, in other words, they never miss their salah, they should pray the missed fard of Isha and then the witr if they are Hanafi or Hanbali, and then they can pray the sunnah and fard of Fajr. The Maliki and Shafi school do not make up missed witr.

If one is not a person of sequence, then they should pray the Fajr salah and make up the missed 4 rakahs of Isha ten to fifteen minutes after the sun has risen.

Based on the answer of Shaykh Haytham Tamim in the Sunday Hadith Class April 2024


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