What is the source for this narration?
إذا فاتته الأربع قبل الظهر، صلاها بعد الركعتين بعد الظهر
Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha).
Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported: “When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would miss offering the four rak’ahs before Zuhr, he would offer them after offering the two Sunnah of Zuhr.” [i.e. He would offer the four Fard of Zuhr, then two Sunnah of Zuhr and thereafter the four Sunnah which he had missed]
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1158)
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration with slight variation in the wording. See here
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
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