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Pray 5 nafl prayers after jumuah.

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Dear Brother,


I have heard from one of my friends that if some body prays total 5 wakts of salat of a day between the time after jummah salat  and salatul asar in the day of jamatul jummah bidah of holy month of Ramadan then this kind of act or worship will be acted as Kaza salat or alternative salat if he or she have missed any faraz salat in his/her whole life. He/she have to do this in the intention that it will remove him from the responsibility of missing of any salat of any wakt!

I want to know the authenticity about this information. Is it reliable according to holy quaran or hadiath?  If it is baseless then it is also not a good manner to propagate this kind of infromation.

Waiting for your valuable reply

Allah Hafez


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Pray 5 nafl prayers after jumuah

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Respected brother, the information that your friend gave you has a mixture of some truth and some falsehood!!


First and foremost, let me tell you outright that to the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no evidence in the Quran or the Sunnah which declares that if one offers the five prayers between the time of Friday Jumuah and Friday Asr on the last Friday of Ramadan will be counted as the ‘kaffarah’ or atonement of one’s missed prayers of their life!!! This is a self-invented notion and idea and has absolutely no relation to the guidance of the Quran or the authentic Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).


But having said that brother, one is at liberty to worship their Lord Most Gracious and offer as many Nafl (voluntary) prayers as one wishes between the times of Dhuhr and Asr every day, including the blessed month of Ramadan (ie. it is not restricted to the last Friday of Ramadan!). There is a hadith whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) said that the performance of the voluntary (Sunnah and Nafl) prayers will make up for the deficiency of one’s obligatory prayers on the Day of Judgment.


Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "The first thing that the people will be called to account for on the Day of Resurrection will be the prayers. Our Lord will say to the Angels although He knows better: 'Look into the ‘Salah’ of My servant to see if he observed it perfectly or been negligent in it.’ So if he observed it perfectly it will be recorded to his credit, but if he had been negligent in it in any way, Allah would say: ‘See if My servant has any supererogatory (nafl) prayers.’ Then if he has any supererogatory prayers, Allah would say: ‘Make up the deficiency in My servant's obligatory prayer with his supererogatory prayers.' Thereafter all his actions will be examined in like manner"

Related by Abu Dawud.


Secondly, because of the blessedness of this holy month of Ramadan, the Messenger of Allah (saws) said that Allah Subhanah, from His Grace and Bounty, will multiply the rewards of every good act done in this blessed month. Thus the reward of performing an Umrah in this blessed month is equivalent to the reward of performing a Hajj, and the reward of offering a voluntary act is equivalent to performing an obligatory act at other times of the year.


Thus one should do as many good deeds as one can and offer as many voluntary prayers as one can or is easy for them, especially in the blessed month of Ramadan, for without an iota of a doubt, the Grace and the Mercy of the Lord Most Merciful is endless and without bound at all times….but more so in this blessed of all months.


But to say, claim, or believe that only the prayers one offers between the times of the Friday Jumuah and the Friday Asr of the last Friday of Ramadan are more worthy is absolutely without merit and a falsehood the ignorant have invented and attributed it to Allah and His Messenger (saws)!


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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