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Twelve rakahs sunnah muakkeda.

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1+2+3+4=10 (Which are other two?)

Umm Habibah (r.a.) the mother of the believers, reported: 'I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, "A house will be built in Jannah for every believer who offers twelve Rakah of optional prayer other than the obligatory prayer in a day and a night.''

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If one makes it a practice to offer (at least) twelve extra rakahs in addition to the five obligatory prayers, the Messenger of Allah (saws) gave them the glad tiding of a house which would be built for them in Paradise.

The twelve extra (or Nafl) rakahs which the Prophet (saws) never failed to offer, and which are known as Sunnah Muaqqedah are:

1.      Two rakahs before the 'Fajr' prayer.

2.      Four rakahs before the 'Dhuhr' prayer and two rakahs after it.


3.      Two rakahs after the 'Magrib' prayer.

4.      Two rakahs after the 'Isha' prayer.

 

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Twelve rakahs sunnah muakkeda

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Respected brother in Islam, the above listed numbers 1/2/3/4 are not the number of rakahs of the Sunnah Muaqqedah prayers, but rather simply placed to determine the chronological order.

 

The twelve rakahs of the Sunnah Muaqqedah prayers are:

         Two rakahs before the 'Fajr' prayer.

         Four rakahs before the 'Dhuhr' prayer and two rakahs after it.

         Two rakahs after the 'Magrib' prayer.

         Two rakahs after the 'Isha' prayer.

 

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