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salaam sister,i hope you are fine in the best of health,

My quetion is how many rakats are there in jumma prayer,zuhar and ishaaa,although i have checked books but i do not get the satisfaction and mashalla you have knowledge so am asking you tell me plzzz how its performed and how mant rakats are there including sunnats and nafal,
The other question is can you lift your hand up in the congregation or yourself alone doing dua after salah,plzzz reply,i'll be waiting thnk u sis huda hafiz

Walayikkum Salam warahmathullahi Wabarakathuhu sister

Fajr prayer is 2 rakat

Friday prayer is  2 rakat( only on Friday duhar time,obligatory for men but not obligatory for women ..instead of jumah prayer zuhar prayer is obligatory for women)

Zuhar prayer is 4 rakat

Asar prayer is 4 rakat

Ishaa prayer is also 4 rakat

All the above are obligatory prayers not mentioning sunnah prayers.

Now coming to sunnah prayers :

The answer to your question is a Hadith by the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) in which he said:

"Allaah will build a house in Heaven for whoever is diligent in observing 12 Sunnah Rak'aat (as follows): 4 Rak'aat before and 2 after the Dhuhr (Midday) Prayer, 2 after the Maghrib (Sunset Prayer), 2 after the ‘Ishaa’ (Evening) Prayer and 2 before the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer." Hadith sahih narrated by at-Tirmidhi No. 379 and by others. Hadith No. 6183 in Sahih al-Jaami’.

‘Anbasah ibn Abi Sufyan quoted Umm Habibah as saying "Allaah’s Messenger (May peace and blessings be upon him) said:

"A house will be built in Heaven for one who prays 12 Rak'aat in a day and evening as follows: 4 Rak'aat before and 2 after the Dhuhr Prayer, 2 after the Maghrib Prayer, 2 after the ‘Ishaa’ Prayer and 2 before the Fajr Prayer." Narrated by at-Tirmizi under No. 380. He said: The Hadith narrated by ‘Anbasah quoting Umm Habibah in this chapter is a hassan and sahih hadith. It is under No. 6362 in Sahih al-Jaami’.

The ‘Asr (Late-Afternoon) Prayer has no routine Sunnah (basic recommended voluntary prayer). However, it is mustahab (preferable and recommended) that one prays 4 Rak'aat before the ‘Asr Prayer. The 4 Rak'ahs are of less reward and significance in importance of adhering to them compared to the "sunnan al-rawaatib" described above. The 4 Rak'ahs are the ones intended by the Prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) in saying: "May Allaah have mercy on one who prays 4 raka’aat before the ‘Asr Prayer." Narrated by at-Tirmidhi no. 395 and he declared it a hassan and ghareeb Hadith. Al-Albany rated the Hadith as hassan in Sahih al-Jami’ No. 3493.
All the foregoing 4-Rak'ah voluntary prayers are to be prayed two at a time according to Imam ash-Shafi’i and Imam Ahmad.

Allaah, the Exalted, knows best.

How to perform prayer ?

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Is it prescribed to raise the hands when reciting the adhkaar of morning and evening?
The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas was asked: Is du’aa’ after obligatory prayer Sunnah? Should the du’aa’ be accompanied by raising of the hands? Is it better to raise the hands with the imam or not?  

They replied: Du’aa’ after the obligatory prayers is not Sunnah if that is done by raising the hands, whether it is done by the imam alone or the worshipper alone or by both of them together. Rather that is bid’ah (innovation), because it is not narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or from the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them). As for saying du’aa’ without that, there is nothing wrong with it because there are some ahaadeeth which speak of that. End quote.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (7/103).

Jazzakhumullahu khairan.


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