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Is there Qadha/Fidyah for Salaah missed while unconscious

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Nasihah (Advice): The Best of Deeds

 

Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Mas’ud Radhiyallahu Anhu reports, “I asked the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam which deed was the best. He Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam replied, ‘Salaah at its appointed time.’ (Muslim)

 

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. A family member was not in a conscious state for 2 months before passing away and was unable to perform Salaah. Is there Fidyah for the Missed Salaahs?

(Question summarized and published)

 

  1. In principle, if a person had been unconscious for a period of five Salaahs or less, it will be necessary to make Qadha (make up) of the missed Salaahs. In an event of a person passing away in such a state, the Fidyah amount of the missed Salaahs will suffice Inshallah.

 

However, if the period of unconsciousness lasted for six Salaahs or more, Qadha and Fidyah of the missed Salaahs will not be necessary. (Hidaayah 1/78)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

 

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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