How should I perform my Salahs which I have missed due to attending classes?


Please give me information about Salah on travel. I have to attend my classes after having a journey of 3 hours. I miss my Zuhr, Asr and Maghrib prayer because of my classes. I cannot perform my prayer there as there is no facility and I am a girl. This is also uncomfortable for me. I arrive home at the time of Isha again after a journey of 3hours. Please suggest me how to perform my missed Salahs.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Salah is one of the pillars of Deen. As Muslims, it is Fardh upon each and every individual who has reached the age of puberty to perform his five daily Salahs. No matter what condition a person may be in, he will have to perform his Salah. So much emphasis has been given to performing Salah that even a person who is lying in his deathbed and breathing his last is also obliged to perform his Salah. If he cannot stand and perform his Salah, he may sit down and offer his Salah. If he is unable to sit down and offer his Salah, he may lie down and offer his Salah. The only condition in which he will be excused from performing his Salah is when he is unconscious and unable to move any limb of his body. In this case too, he will have to make up for the missed Salahs if they are five missed Salahs or lesser.[1] From this, one can realize the importance of Salah.

It is pleasing to know that you are conscious of your daily Salahs. We understand your situation of being a student and that you are unable to perform your Salahs due to attending classes. However, as a Muslim you should not fear in asking the institution to provide you a facility to perform your Salahs. It is your responsibility to request them. Do not feel shy or uncomfortable as you are offering your Salah to please Allah and not the people. Have courage and request the institution to allow you to take out at least 10 minutes to offer your daily prayers. If your institution does not offer you a facility, you may simply find a suitable area for yourself during break hours.

Nevertheless, despite all effort if nothing happens to work out, you have to perform your missed Salahs when you return home at night and repent to Allah for not fulfilling the right of Allah in spite of Allah giving strength to the body, health, food, drinks, etc.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] “ومن جن” بعارض سماوي “أو أغمي عليه” ولو بفزع من سبع أو آدمي واستمر به “خمس صلوات قضى” تلك الصلوات “ولو” كانت “أكثر” بأن خرج وقت السادسة “لا” يقضي ما فاته كذا عن ابن عمر في الإغماء والجنون مثله هو الصحيح. (حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح، ص435، دار الكتب العلمية)

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