Fatwa: # 30207
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: Pakistan
Date: 12th February 2019


When should one stand to complete the missed rakats?


Assalamoalaikum. When I was in itekaf,  the mufti sahb from ashraf ul madaris told us that it is incorrect to stand up for completing missed rakaats when the imam is giving the second salaam, the correct way is to stand up after the imam has said the second Salam. He said that this is a very common mistake that we make in salah.  I want to confirm this, is the mufti sahib right? 


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

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

Dear Brother,

The advice of the honorable Mufti Sahib of Ashraful Madaris is correct. If a person has missed a rakaat/s behind the Imam, he should stand up to make up the missed rakaat/s after the Imam completed the second salam.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الفتاوى الهندية (3/ 190)

( ومنها ) أنه لا يقوم إلى القضاء بعد التسليمتين بل ينتظر فراغ الإمام

درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (1/ 93)

ومنها أنه لا يقوم إلى قضاء ما سبق به بعد التسليمتين فورا بل ينتظر فراغ الإمام بعدهما


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (1/ 401)

ومن أحكامه أنه لا يقوم إلى القضاء قبل التسليمتين بل ينتظر فراغ الإمام بعدهما


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