Are the Sunan Ar-Rawātib prayed in order if missed


Are the Sunan Ar-Rawātib (the daily voluntary prayers before after the obligatory prayers) prayed in order for the one who missed them?


Yes, if for example he missed Dhuhr or Maghrib and ‘Ishā, due to sickness that happened to him or sleep that overtook him then he stood to make them up for example, he prays the obligatory Maghrib then the voluntary of Maghrib, then if he establishes the ‘Ishā, he prays it then the voluntary of ‘Ishā and so on, he arranges it in order.

He doesn’t come with the voluntary of ‘Ishā before the voluntary of Maghrib. But verily the Prophet ﷺ did not used to pray it during travelling, i.e. while he was travelling. He ordered the Mu’adhin to make the Athān and then the Iqāmah, then he prayed Maghrib and after that ‘Ishā, and he didn’t pray voluntary because he was a traveler.

When he was on one of his travels and he overslept the Fajr prayer, he stood after the sun had risen in the Hadith of Abī Qatādah, then Mu’athin made Adhān then he prayed the voluntary of Fajr after the Athān then he established the Fajr prayer. So this is it, it is prayed in order.

Answered by: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him


Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi