The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1477

When thunder, lightning, and other similar natural phenomena occur, if one wants to [perform ṣalāt al‐āyāt] as a precautionary measure, and if these phenomena last a long time, it is not necessary for him to perform the prayer immediately. In other cases, such as an earthquake, one must perform it immediately in a way that people would not consider it delayed. If he does delay it, the recommended precaution is that he should perform it later without making an intention of adāʾ or qaḍāʾ.