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      Exclamation How many rakats are in each prayer?



      This is what i was taught when i was growing up:
      Fajr: 2 sunnah, 2 fard, 2 nafl
      Dhur: 4 sunnah, 4 fard, 2 sunnah, 2 nafl
      Asr: 4 fard, 4 nafl
      Magrib: 3 fard, 2 sunnah, 2 nafl
      Isha: 4 nafil, 4 fard, 2 sunnah, witr

      Can someone please check me on this and if possible give some ahadiths/quranic evidence? Jazakallah Khair

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Fajr is 2 sunnat and 2 fardh and easha is 4 sunnat 4 fardh 2 sunnat 2 nafl 3 witr waajib and 2 nafl
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      How many rakats are in each prayer?

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Quote Originally Posted by halalmeat4free View Post

      This is what i was taught when i was growing up:
      Fajr: 2 sunnah, 2 fard, 2 nafl
      Dhur: 4 sunnah, 4 fard, 2 sunnah, 2 nafl
      Asr: 4 fard, 4 nafl
      Magrib: 3 fard, 2 sunnah, 2 nafl
      Isha: 4 nafil, 4 fard, 2 sunnah, witr

      Can someone please check me on this and if possible give some ahadiths/quranic evidence? Jazakallah Khair
      Asalaamu Alaikum,

      Sunnah Mu'khadda = Emphasised Sunnah so we should pray these
      Ghayr Mu'khadda = Have a choice whether to pray or not
      Nafil = Voluntary prayers so again we have a choice whether to pray them or not.
      Fard= Obligatory to pray without fail.

      The correct order for the prayers is the following:

      Fajr: 2 Sunnah Mu'khadda, 2 Fard

      Dhuhr: 4 Sunnah Mu'khadda, 4 Fard, 2 Sunnah Mu'kkadda, 2 Nafil

      Asr: 4 Sunnah Ghayr Mu'khadda, 4 Fard

      Maghrib: 3 Fard, 2 Sunnah Mu'khadda, 2 Nafil

      Isha: 4 Sunnah Ghayr Mu'khadda, 4 fard, 2 Sunah, 2 Nafil, 3 Witr, 2 Nafil

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Quote Originally Posted by Afifa View Post
      Fajr is 2 sunnat and 2 nafl
      Asalaamu Alaikum, I think you meant Fajr is 2 Sunnah and 2 FARD.

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      yh sorry thats what i meant.
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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      question: what happens if we do more, for example, i used to do extra 2 nafil for fajr. do i still get rewarded or is that considered bidah?

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Quote Originally Posted by halalmeat4free View Post
      question: what happens if we do more, for example, i used to do extra 2 nafil for fajr. do i still get rewarded or is that considered bidah?
      It will just be praying 2 nafl (which is great), but it won't be "for fajr".
      How many rakats are in each prayer?


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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Quote Originally Posted by Jalal~ View Post

      This is what i was taught when i was growing up:
      Fajr: 2 sunnah, 2 fard, 2 nafl
      Dhur: 4 sunnah, 4 fard, 2 sunnah, 2 nafl
      Asr: 4 fard, 4 nafl
      Magrib: 3 fard, 2 sunnah, 2 nafl
      Isha: 4 nafil, 4 fard, 2 sunnah, witr

      Can someone please check me on this and if possible give some ahadiths/quranic evidence? Jazakallah Khair
      Wrong.....

      Fajr = 2 Sunnah, 2 Fard
      Zuhr = 4 Sunnah, 4 Fard, 2 Sunnah, 2 Nafl
      Asr = 4 Sunnah, 4 Fard
      Maghrib = 3 Fard, 2 Sunnah, 2 Nafl
      Isha = 4 Sunnah, 4 Fard, 2 Sunnah, 2 Nafl, 3 Witr, 2 Nafl
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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      ok this confused me totally. Isn't the term Rakaat the number of (for lack of a better term) sets per prayer? Thus:

      Fajr has 2 rakaat, recited aloud
      Dhuhr has 4 rakaat, recited silently
      Asr has 4 rakaat, recited silent
      Maghrib has 3 rakaat, 2 recited aloud, last silent
      Isha has 4 rakaat, 2 recited aloud, 2 silently.

      And, as far as I know, the above is necessary.

      Perhaps is more due to the fact I don't know all the various Arabic terms used extensively here as yet, but a few I am picking up as I go. Either way what I posted is what I do for my prayers.
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      How many rakats are in each prayer?

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Quote Originally Posted by dqsunday View Post
      ok this confused me totally. Isn't the term Rakaat the number of (for lack of a better term) sets per prayer? Thus:

      Fajr has 2 rakaat, recited aloud
      Dhuhr has 4 rakaat, recited silently
      Asr has 4 rakaat, recited silent
      Maghrib has 3 rakaat, 2 recited aloud, last silent
      Isha has 4 rakaat, 2 recited aloud, 2 silently.

      And, as far as I know, the above is necessary.

      Perhaps is more due to the fact I don't know all the various Arabic terms used extensively here as yet, but a few I am picking up as I go. Either way what I posted is what I do for my prayers.
      That's fard (mandatory) prayer. And yes, for muslims who are learning, they should just memorize the number of fard prayer first, and then learn about sunnah muakada and nafl, otherwise they will be confused and mix between the salah.
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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Thank you Brother Marwen, this does ease my mind. At least I am doing the manditory prayers. I am sure once I learn more I will want to do extra rakats and prayers. So much to learn...must remember my baby steps..else I will end up feeling overwhelmed again.

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      So even if we are praying alone, we have to recite the prayers out loud where specified?

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Quote Originally Posted by dqsunday View Post
      Thank you Brother Marwen, this does ease my mind. At least I am doing the manditory prayers. I am sure once I learn more I will want to do extra rakats and prayers. So much to learn...must remember my baby steps..else I will end up feeling overwhelmed again.


      Yes sister do not overwhelm yourself, just master the fard prayers and the witr after Isha and once you have mastered them then slowly incorporate the emphasised Sunnah's and then Nawafil (voluntary) prayers. Ramadan is coming soon and that is the perfect time to do many Sunnah and nawafil prayers. If yuo need anymore help then please do not hesitate to ask.
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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Quote Originally Posted by Jalal~ View Post
      So even if we are praying alone, we have to recite the prayers out loud where specified?


      As a man you can recite aloud as much as you can hear yourself in the 2 rakat fard of Fajr, and first 2 rakats of Maghrib and Isha, if you wish to as it is a Sunnah but if you want to recite silently then that is also fine. Women must not pray aloud at anytime.

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?





      Quote Originally Posted by Jalal~ View Post

      This is what i was taught when i was growing up:
      Fajr: 2 sunnah, 2 fard, 2 nafl
      Dhur: 4 sunnah, 4 fard, 2 sunnah, 2 nafl
      Asr: 4 fard, 4 nafl
      Magrib: 3 fard, 2 sunnah, 2 nafl
      Isha: 4 nafil, 4 fard, 2 sunnah, witr

      Can someone please check me on this and if possible give some ahadiths/quranic evidence? Jazakallah Khair
      after Fard rakat of Fajr & Asr , don't offer any Sunnah or Nafal . I have to look for the hadith ; that's what I know since childhood.
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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Quote Originally Posted by Muslim Woman View Post





      after Fard rakat of Fajr & Asr , don't offer any Sunnah or Nafal . I have to look for the hadith ; that's what I know since childhood.


      Nawafil prayers are not to be offered after Asr until just after sunset and after Fajr until 15-20 minutes after sunrise. Also not during zawwal (midday) which is 15-20 minutes before Dhuhr starts.

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Any particular reason why women can't say rakats out loud? Is this just when in congregation or also applicable when alone?

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      Quote Originally Posted by dqsunday View Post
      Any particular reason why women can't say rakats out loud? Is this just when in congregation or also applicable when alone?


      It is because a womans voice is awrah and so she should not recite loudly when there is fear of non mahram men listening to her voice. But if there are only women and mahrams present and no fear of a non mahram man listening to her voice then she may recite loudly when men recite loudly as in the first two rakah's of Fajr and first two rakah's of Maghrib and Isha. The same goes for saying Ameen out loud etc.

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      Re: How many rakats are in each prayer?


      Wow thats much more than what i was taught to pray

     

     
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