Making Up the Missed Sunnah of Maghrib After Isha: Allowed?

Making Up the Missed Sunnah of Maghrib

Question:

There a little time between Maghrib Prayer and `Isha’ Prayer that I cannot catch the Sunnah of Maghrib on its time. Therefore, is it permissible to pray the Sunnah of Maghrib after `Isha’ Prayer? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Um Salamah narrated, “I heard the Prophet prohibiting them and afterwards saw him praying them. When he came in I sent the slave girl to him telling her to say that Umm Salamah sent this query, “Messenger of God, I heard you prohibiting these two, and I see you praying them.” He replied, “Daughter of Abu Umayyah,* you have asked about the two rak`ahs after the afternoon prayer. Some people of ‘Abd Qais came and hindered me from praying the two rak`ahs which come after the noon prayer, so those are the two I have been praying.” (Al-Bukhari) 

In another hadith, Qais ibn `Amr said: The Prophet (peace be upon him) saw a man praying two rak`ahs after Fajr. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Fajr prayer twice?” The man said to him: I did not pray the two rak‘ahs that come before it, so I prayed them (now). And the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) did not say anything. (Authenticated by Al-Albani) 

Due to the above evidences, scholars has come to a conclusion that it is permissible to make up the missed sunnah prayers due to a valid excuse. 

For more information about such ruling, watch this short video with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 

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