It is obligatory to perform prayers five times a day. In addition to the obligatory prayers, there are obligatory, Sunnat and nafl prayers at all times. There are differences of opinion regarding the rakah of prayers. Here are some of the ones I found to be interesting:
Each daily prayer has a different number of Rakat:
- Fajr — Dawn prayer: 2 Rakat Sunnah + 2 Rakat foroj
- Zuhr — The Midday or Afternoon Prayer: 4 Rakat Sunnat + 4 Rakat foroj+ 2 Rakat Sunnah followed by 2 Rakat Nafl
- Asr — The Evening Prayer: 4 Rakat Sunnah + 4 Rakat foroj
- Maghrib — The Dusk Prayer: 3 Rakat foroj+ 2 Rakat Sunnah followed by 2 Rakat Nafl
- Isha — The Night Prayer: 4 Rakat Sunnah + 4 Rakat foroj+ 2 Rakat Sunnah +2 rakat Nafl + 3 Rakat Vitr + 2 Rakat Nafl
In Fajr, the first two rak’ats are Sunnat and then two rakats are obligatory.
Zuhr prayers are the first four rak’ats Sunnat. Then four rakats are obligatory and then two rakats are Sunnat. It is better to read these ten rakats. Some also perform the last two rak’ats of nafl prayers. As such, the Johar prayers are performed in 12 rakats.
It is obligatory to offer four rakats of Asr prayers. Some people perform four rakats of Sunnat prayers before the fard.
The first three rakats of Maghrib are obligatory. Then two rakats are Sunnat. Some people perform two rakats of nafl after Sunnat.
Four rak’ats are obligatory in Isha prayers. Then two rak’ats are Sunnat. Then three rak’ats of Vitr. It is obligatory to recite Vitr. Many people perform four rak’ats of Sunnat before fard and two rak’ats of nafl prayers after vitr.
Four rakats of Fajr to the entire Muslim Ummah; Johar Ten rak’ats; Asr Four rakats, Maghrib Five rakats, and Isha Nine rakats prayers must be performed with care. Besides, give tawfiq to perform the next Sunnat and nafl before each time. Amen.
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