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Sunna Prayers after Jumu‘a

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the number of sunna prayers after the Friday prayer. I use this website very often and it has helped me a lot with my religious questions. Thank you to the SeekersHub team for doing this wonderful work. I love Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and his team and whenever I want […]

Should I Make up Missed Prayers or Pray Sunnah Prayers? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Should I make up missed prayers or pray sunnah prayers? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh […]

Why the Traveler Can’t Shorten the Sunna Prayers as Well?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: For many years, I have been confused by the idea of a traveller shortening the obligatory prayers, but then continuing to pray the sunnah prayers. 1. What is the wisdom in shortening the prayer for a traveler? 2. Why doesn’t that wisdom spill on to the sunna prayers, as […]

Is It from the Sunna to Pray a Voluntary Prayer After the Witr Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum I have been taught that there are 2 cycles of non emphasized prayer after the witr prayer and therefore the witr is not necessarily considered as the last prayer of the night as such. When going through the Hanafi Fiqh course, I don’t believe seeing this. Is this […]

Can I Pray Only the Two Sunna Cycles After the Zuhr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Can I pray only the two sunna cycles (rak`ats) after the Zuhr prayer? The reason why I am asking this question is that sometimes I don’t have enough time for praying all the emphasized sunna prayers. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this message […]

A Summary of the Non-Obligatory Prayers in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykha Mona ElZankaly and Saira AbuBakr Question: Assalaam alaykum, I wanted to know the Maliki opinion for sunnah rakats for each fard prayer. I have been given different information regarding the sunnah prayers for Dhuhr and Isha, specifically. Also, what are the amount of sunnah prayers to be performed for Jumah? Jazak Allah […]

The Status of Confirmed Sunna Prayers

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I used to pray confirmed sunnah prayers before but recently I have stopped praying sunnah prayers (apart from 2 raka of Fajr sunnah prayer). This is the case unless I am fasting when I try to pray all confirmed prayers. I find it difficult to pray them with concentration […]

Is There Any Basis For Moving to a Different Spot to Pray Sunna Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh In congregational prayers I noticed that after people pray their fard prayer they move to a different spot to pray their sunna prayers. Is there any basis for praying sunna prayers in a different spot? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

Details Regarding Witr, Confirmed Sunna, and Non-Confirmed Sunna Prayers

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: 1 & 2. Is witr prayer 3 rakah in a row? Or do you finish with two salams and then pray one separate? 3. I read that in the 3rd and 4th rakah of the obligatory prayer one can say Subhan Allah three times instead of reciting the fatiha? […]

Sunna Prayers: Time, Place, and the Prayer of Greeting the Mosque

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: If one lives near to the mosque, such that one can walk to it in a matter of minutes, should one pray sunnah prayers at home? If one prays one of the pre-fard sunnahs (Fajr/Dhuhr/Asr/Isha) at home, how early can one pray it, in relation to the time of […]