(This is not to a replacement of Qaza Namaaz but an atonement for them) I know I can benefit from this ….after all who knows if we will be alive by the next month of Ramadhan next year:
Hazrat Amir-ul-mo’mineen (AS) said that any person who has accumulated a lot of Qazaa Namaz (missed a lot of salaat) and does not have the strength to offer them should offer Namaaz-e-qazaa-e-umr. This namaaz is the kaffara to cover 700 years of Qazaa Namaaz. One person asked Wali-Ullah “but the people of the ummat of Nabi live only 70-100 years at the most?” Hazrat Ali (AS) replied that the Namaaz-e-Kaffara covers your whole life’s qazaa namaaz, your parents’, your grand parents’, your great grand parent’s and others going back up to 700 years qazaa namaaz.
When to pray: On the last Friday of the month of Ramadhan before sunset.
How to pray: It’s a 4 rakaat namaaz with one salaam. In every rakaat recite Sura-e-fateha (Alhamd) once; followed by Sura-e-Ikhlaas (Qulhuwallahu ahad) 25 times; followed by Ayatul-Kursi once and followed by Sura-e-Kauthar 15 times.
The Holy Qur’an says: “If someone trusts Allah, He will suffice Him. He will surely bring about what He decrees. Allah has set a measure for everything”. (Surah al-Talaq, 65:3)