Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

When I first became of age, I would not perform any of my salaah (astaghfirullah). After about a year and a half, alhamdullilah, Allah Ta‘ala inspired me to perform my salaah. Unfortunately, I only realized recently that I need to perform my qadhaa salaah, which equal to about 600 of each salaah.

I am extremely ashamed of myself for missing so many salaahs but I am unable to compel myself to perform more than 1 or 2 qadhaa salaahs a day. Please advise me how to perform my qadhaa salaah in a manner which will allow me to complete it at a pace that I can manage but also as soon as possible and also how to get rid of my laziness.

I also struggle a lot with concentration in my salaah and often find myself drifting into silly and futile thoughts in and out of my salaah. I try as hard as possible to avoid all avenues of sin which will lead me to lose concentration but often falter in this regard. Please advise me on how to deal with this issue as well.  

Please make du‘aa for my guidance and forgiveness.

Jazakallah khaira for your time


Bismihi Ta‘ala

Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

Respected Sister in Islam

1. Masha-Allah you have started making up for the missed salaah. May Allah Ta‘ala make it easy to complete all very soon. You should make du‘aa for this daily.

2. Start off first with completing all the qadhaa of Fajr. Two short rakaats will take approximately 3-4 minutes. Pressure your nafs and tell yourself that in these few minutes you will complete one qadhaa and save yourself from such a major harm. Also, Allah Ta‘ala is watching your effort and He will be pleased. Therefore, you want to please Him. Nudge yourself in this manner and get started. Try to complete minimum 5 Fajr qadhaa daily. In this way, you will have more courage to complete the rest also. If you do not reach your target for the day, then the following day, do not indulge in any luxuries (cool drinks, chocolates, etc.).

3. Click here to download a qadhaa salaah chart that will assist you in completing your qadhaa salaahs.

4. Daily make ta’leem of the Fazaail kitaabs at home. Do not neglect this.

5. Regarding concentration in salaah, read this article of Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel (rahimahullah). Insha-Allah you will benefit a lot from it.

Answered by:

Uswatul Muslimah Panel of ‘Ulama