Explore the importance, structure, and timing of Fajr prayer in Islam and understand the difference between Farz, Sunnah, and Nafl Rakat in the early morning prayer ritual.
Does Fajr have 2 rakat?
Format. The Fajr prayer consists of two rakat (prescribed movements). In a congregation, the leader of the prayer (imam) recites aloud. However, two sunnah rakaʿāt prior to the two Fard rakaʿāt are highly recommended, and named Fajr nafl prayer (Arabic: رغيبة الفجر).
What are the 2 Rakats after Fajr called?
Ishraq prayer is a two-rak’ah prayer that is offered after the sun has risen and become high, for those who pray Fajr in congregation in the mosque, then sit in the place where they prayed, remembering Allah, may He be exalted, until they pray two rak’ahs.
What are the 2 Rakats before Fajr?
Before Fajr there is a Sunnah ratibah prayer (established Sunnah) which is two rak’ahs. This is the most firmly established of the Sunnah ratibah prayers. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) never failed to offer this prayer, whether he was at home or travelling.
Is Fajr 2 or 4 Rakats?
Each daily prayer has a different number of rakats per prayer: Fajr: 2 Rakat Sunnah, then 2 Rakat Fardh. Dhuhr: 4 Rakat Sunnah, then 4 Rakat Fardh, then 2 Rakat Sunnah, then 2 Rakat Nafl. Asr: 4 Rakat Sunnah, then 4 Rakat Fardh.
How do you pray Fajr properly?
How to Pray Fajr – 2 Rakah. This is the first prayer of the day and it takes place at the time of dawn before sunrise. This prayer requires 2 rakah. For both rakah you will recite surah Fatihah loudly and a second chapter from the Qur’an loudly as well.