Q: Does adherence to the due times of Salah (prayer) take precedence over purification, or does purification take precedence over adherence to the prescribed times of Salah
for he who wakes up in a state of Janabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge)? If this person performs Ghusl (ritual bath), he will not be able to perform Fajr (dawn) Prayer until sunrise. Should he perform Ghusl and then make up for the missed Salah or perform Salah before sunrise?
He has to make Ghusl and then perform Salah even after sunrise. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salât (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:
"He who misses a prayer because he sleeps or forgets should offer it when he remembers ...''
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.