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Assalamalaekum. I have two questions regarding Jumma prayer:

1- How many rakaat are there in Jumma prayer besides 2 Fardh?

2- Are all these rakaat part of Jumma prayer? I mean should they be offered with intention (niyat) of offering Zohr prayer or Jumma prayer?

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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

Assalmalaikum

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1. There are various hadiths that specify the following.

4 sunnat + 2 fardh + 4 sunnat + 2 nafl
2 sunnat + 2 fardh + 2 sunnat + 2 nafl
4 sunnat + 2 fardh + 2 sunnat + 2 nafl

but let me inform you that the fardh is obligatory - sunnat/Nafl can be read as much as possible.

AbuDawud Book 002, Hadith Number 0863.
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Narated By AbuHurayrah

The first thing about which the people will be called to account out of their actions on the Day of Judgment is prayer. Our Lord, the Exalted, will say to the angels - though He knows better: Look into the prayer of My servant and see whether he has offered it perfectly or imperfectly. If it is perfect, that will be recorded perfect.

If it is defective, He will say: See there are some optional prayers offered by My servant. If there are optional prayer to his credit, He will say: Compensate the obligatory prayer by the optional prayer for My servant. Then all the actions will be considered similarly.

2. Jumma Prayer consists of 2 parts - Khutba and 2 rakat Salah.

The sunnat/nafl prayer are just offered to gain more sawaab. They are not part of the obligatory prayers.

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