Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Are we allowed to pray the farz in namaz after it is kaza? Is it important to have a bath before we pray? Can we pray in the clothes we are wearing or is it required that we change into fresh clothes.
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Q-1: Are we allowed to pray the farz in namaz after it is kaza?
Yes, we are allowed to pray the fard prayers kada, if we have missed the praying of the fard prayer in its appointed time. But to regularly or intentionally miss any fard prayer and making it a habit to pray kada is a sin.
Q-2: Is it important to have a bath before we pray?
No, the pre-condition for prayers is the ablution or wudu. But if one has had sexual intercourse, then it is imperative and obligatory to have a full bath or ghusl before prayer.
Q-3: Can we pray in the clothes we are wearing or is it required that we change into fresh clothes.
If the clothes that one is wearing are clean, then one is allowed to pray in them. But if the clothes one is wearing are impure, by being touched by urine, blood, etc., then one must change into another clothing which are pure and clean to perform prayers.
And Allah Alone Knows Best, and He is the Only Source of Strength.
May Allah guide you and us all to the Straight Path of Islam.
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Your Brother in Islam,