Q: I was born and grew up in a place with a majority of our Sunni’ brothers. Two
years ago, praise be to God, Allah Has blessed me with the embracement of the
Shi‘ah school of thought. Since I was 15 years old, I was and still offering my
prayers regularly but according to the method we learned in our locality
starting from wudu’ until the last steps of the prayer. Should I repeat all my
prayers in the last 12 years? Or what should I do?
A: All prayers, fasts and hajj you practiced according to your previous school
of thought prior to embracing that of Shi‘ah are valid and you are neither
required to repeat them nor to make their qada.