Offers the overdue `Asr (Afternoon)

Q: What is the ruling on someone who forgets to perform Zhuhr (Noon) and `Asr (Afternoon) Prayers and the time of Maghrib (Sunset) is due? By which prescribed Salah, should he start?

A: He should perform the Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer then the `Asr (Afternoon) then the Maghrib (Sunset) as prescribed by Allah. It is authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that: he was engaged (Part No. 6; Page No. 161) on the day of Al-Ahzab from performing the obligatory prayers, so he prayed them in sequence after sunset. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.