Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.001.

Section : Their Significance, Supererogatory Prayers.At-tatawwu', or nawafil or supererogatory prayers, have been legislated to make up for any deficiencies left in the performance of fard salah (obligatory prayers). In salah, there are virtues that are not found in any other form of worship. Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "The … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.001.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.001.

Section : 011.Offering Supererogatory Prayers in One's House|Ahmad and Muslim relate from Jabir that the Messenger of Allah said: "If one of you offers his prayers in the Mosque then he should make a portion of his prayers in his house, as Allah has made his prayers in his house a means of betterment (for … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.001.

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Section : Supererogatory prayers, their Elongation.It is preferred to prolong the reciting by making many rak'at. The group, except for Abu Dawud, reports that al-Mughirah ibn Shu'bah said: "The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam would stand and pray until his feet or shanks swelled. When he was asked about it, he said: 'Should I not be … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.002A.

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Section : It is allowed to make supererogatory prayers while in julus (sitting).It is acceptable for one to make nawafil while sitting even though he has the ability to stand. It is also acceptable for one to make part of such prayers sitting and part of them standing even if all of that is in … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.003.

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Section : Different Types of Nawafil.Nawafil may be divided into two types: general and specific prayers. The nawafil are said to be those prayers which are in addition to the fard salah, as prayed by the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam.An-Nawawi says: "If one decides to make nawafil prayers and he does not make any intention … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.003A.

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Section : The Two rak'at of Fajr.There are a number of hadith that state the virtues of observing the sunnah prayer at dawn time. For example: 'Aishah relates that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said about the two rak'at before the fajr "They are dearer to me than the whole world." This is related by … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.004.

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Section : To Make Them Quickly.It is well-known that the Prophet would make a very short recital in the two rak'at before the dawn. Hafsah reports: "The Prophet would pray the two rak'at of fajr before the dawn in my house and he would make it very quick." Naf'i states: "Abdullah [Ibn 'Umar] would also … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.004A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.005.

Section : First rak'ah of fajr.In the first rak'ah, after al-Fatiha, he would recite the verse: "Say: We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob and the tribes, and [in what] was given to Moses and Jesus, and what was given to the Prophets, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.005.

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Section : Second rak'ah of fajr.In the second rak'ah he would recite: "Say: O People of the Book, come to a statement that is common between us and you; that we shall not worship any save Allah and we shall not associate any partners with Him and we shall not take others as Lords besides … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.005A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.006.

Section : Supplication after finishing the two sunnah rak'at before the fajr prayer.An-Nawawi says in al-Azhkar. "It is related in the book of Ibn as-Sanni from Abu al-Malih (whose name was 'Aamr ibn Usamah) on the authority of his father that his father had prayed the two rak'at of the dawn [before salatul fajr] and … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.006.

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Section : Lying down after the two sunnah rak'at of fajr.'Aishah says: "After the Prophet had prayed the two [sunnah] rak'at of the fajr, he would lie down on his right side." This is related by the group. They also record that she reported: "After the Messenger of Allah had prayed the two [sunnah] rak'at … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.006A.

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Section : Belated performance of sunnah rak'at of fajr.Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet said: "Whoever fails to pray the two [sunnah] rak'at of the fajr until the sun rises, [he should then] pray them." This is related by al-Baihaqi. About its chain an-Nawawi says it is good.Qais ibn 'Umar relates that he went to … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.007.

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Section : Reports concerning four rak'at.Ibn 'Umar said: "We observed and preserved from the Prophet ten rak'at [of sunnah prayers]: two before zuhr and two after it, two after maghrib in his house, two after 'isha in his house and two rak'at before the fajr." This is related by al-Bukhari.Al-Mughirah ibn Sulaiman reports that he … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.007B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.008.

Section : Reports concerning six rak'at.'Abdullah ibn Shaqiq said: "I asked 'Aishah about the prayer of the Prophet and she said: 'He would pray four rak'at before zuhr and two after it."' This is related by Ahmad, Muslim, and others.Umm Habibah bint Abu Sufyan reports that the Messenger of Allah said: "Whoever prays twelve rak'at … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.008.