Question #10: Kaza (making up for a missed prayer) salah is valid or not? If yes then how do we make up for the missed prayers? Zubayr
`Ali Zaee: Yes it is valid. For example if you happened to oversleep today then whenever you get up you have to pray the missed prayer (that you missed during your course of sleep). But if your intention of making up the missed prayers is regarding making up the prayers (of a long duration) such as that of 20 years (or so) then there is no evidence of making up for this long duration. One should sincerely repent and increase in praying voluntary prayers (i.e nawaafil).
Question #11: Allah says that when the Qur`an is being recited then pay attention to it, so doesn’t this mean that Ahlul Hadeeth reject this verse by reciting Faatiha behind an Imaam (instead of paying attention)?
Zubayr `Ali Zaee: No we are not denying this verse because Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) says, “Read ye (Oh Prophet and those behind him) therefore as much of the Qur’an as may be easy (for you)” [Surah Muzammil 73:20]. Secondly this verse which you speak of “When the Quran is recited to you, listen to it with attention and keep silent. It may be that you also are blessed with mercy.“ [Qur`aan 7:204]. (Even) your own (Hanafi) Akaabir (elders) say that this ayah was revealed for the Disbelievers and not regarding the Muslims. If what you understand is that when the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to recite the Qur`an, the sahaaba used to make noise or create disturbances then this is a wrong understanding, this is not proven at all. The kuffar used to make noises as Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) himself said that the Kuffar used to say “Listen not to this Qur’aan, and make noise in the midst of its (recitation)’” [Qur`aan 41:26] but Allah (then) said “….listen to it with attention …” The Kuffar used to say “…Make noise in the midst of its (recitation)…” but Allah (then) said “…and keep silent…”.