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The Supererogatory Prayers to be performed per Day and Night

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90732 2007/11/30 2024/07/17

 1-The arranged sunnahs* he (pbuh) said: (in no way does a muslim slave pray to allah twelve rakas (units of prayer) per day, except (that) allah builds a house for him in paradise, or (that) a house is built for him in paradise). narrated by muslim.          


- These are as follows:  four rakas before athuhr (noon) prayer and two after it, two rakas after al-maghreb (sunset) prayer, two rakas after al-isha (evening) prayer and two rakas before al-fajr (dawn) prayer.

- my beloved brother: dont you yearn for a house in paradise? preserve this prophetic advice and pray twelve rakas other than the obligatory prayers.



1-Ad-duha (forenoon) prayer:


it is equal to [360] sadaqas (charitable deeds).  since, mans body consists of [360] bones, therefore, each bone of them needs a sadaqa daily to be a sort of thanks (to allah) for this blessing. instead of all of this, two rakas in the forenoon are sufficient.                                                       


its' two fruits: as reported in the authentic narrations of muslim, who quoted abu-dhar as saying that the prophet (pbuh) said: (every morning, there becomes a sadaqa for every joint in anyone of you.  every glorification is a sadaqa, commanding beneficence is a sadaqa, forbidding malfeasance is a sadaqa and instead of this, two rakas performed in the forenoon are sufficient). 

abu-huraira may allah be pleased with him was quoted as saying: (my fellow (pbuh) enjoined me concerning fasting three days every month, the two rakas of ad-duha and performing al-wetr prayer before i go to bed).  agreed upon.


its time: it starts 15 minutes (quarter of an hour) after sunrise, until quarter of an hour before athuhr (noon) prayer.

the best time to perform it: when the heat of the sun intensifies.

its number: its minimum number is two rakas.

its maximum (number): eight rakas and it has been said that there is no limit for its maximum. 



2- the sunnah of al-asr (afternoon) prayer:


he (pbuh) said: (may allah have mercy on this who performs four rakas before al-asr (afternoon) prayer).  narrated by abu-dawoud and at-termithi.



3- the sunnah of al-maghreb (sunset) prayer:

he (pbuh) said: (perform prayer before al-maghreb, in the third time he said: for this who wants).  narrated by al-bukhari.



4- the sunnah of al-isha (evening) prayer:


he (pbuh) said: (between every two athans (calls to prayer) there is a prayer; between every two athans (calls to prayer) there is a prayer, between every two athans (calls to prayer) there is a prayer, in the third he said: for this who wants).  agreed upon.


- an-nawawi said: the meaning of the two athans: the athan (call to prayer) and al-iqamah (the call to start performing prayer)



 * the arranged sunnahs = the supererogatory prayers performed

with the daily five obligatory prayers and according to their order.  

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